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Uganda: HIV rights groups attack Museveni

A coalition of civil society organisations on the frontline of Uganda’s HIV response yesterday demanded President Museveni to withdrawal his remarks on HIV/Aids prevention. The President had said: “Those NGOs and whites come deceiving you that circumcision and condom use are the best ways to protect yourself against HIV/Aids. But I advise you to put padlocks on your private parts.”

Published
08 December 2014
From
Daily Monitor
US: Circumcision Guidelines Target Teenagers

Doctors should start telling sexually active teenage boys who aren’t circumcised that if they have the surgery, they can reduce their risk of contracting H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted infections from their female partners, federal health officials propose. Similar counseling is urged for adult heterosexual men who remain uncircumcised and for expectant parents who will be making a decision about newborn circumcision if they have a boy, according to the new recommendations, proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Published
02 December 2014
From
New York Times
Demand creation for voluntary medical male circumcision: how can we influence emotional choices?

Governments and others employ two main approaches, informed by acceptability studies, for increasing the demand for VMMC—behaviour change communication (BCC) and opportunity or transaction cost reduction. The results from these approaches have been disappointing.

Published
01 December 2014
From
3ie
UNITAID Finds Affordability, Availability and Demand Slow Access to HIV Prevention Products

UNITAID has published its 2014 HIV Preventives Technology and Market Landscape which shows that although there has been a significant increase in products with promise to curb HIV transmission, scaling up access to them has been slow due to a variety of issues including affordability, availability and demand – all market based. The report highlights opportunities to change this through efforts to reduce various market obstacles such as the lack of product approval completion.

Published
01 December 2014
From
UNITAID
Uganda's flagging male circumcision drive

Limited funding and personnel, as well as misconceptions and cultural beliefs, are some of the challenges hindering Uganda's goal of circumcising at least 4.2 million men by 2015 in a bid to lower the country's HIV/AIDS incidence.

Published
08 October 2014
From
IRIN
Kenya: Circumcision Secretariat Closes

The secretariat that coordinated all voluntary medical male circumcision in Kenya the last six years has closed. It was funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation but other funders have not come forward. The closure of the secretariat is likely to slow down the momentum of circumcision in Kenya.

Published
02 September 2014
From
AllAfrica
HIV Prevention Tops the News at AIDS 2014

Biomedical prevention has garnered more headlines than HIV treatment in recent years, and the news coming out of the 20th International AIDS Conference last week in Melbourne was no exception.

Published
31 July 2014
From
BETA blog
Significantly less syphilis in female partners of circumcised men

A study presented today at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne found positive associations between voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and a reduced incidence

Published
21 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Circumcision does not promote risky behavior by African men

Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, according to a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

Published
21 July 2014
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Declining investment could slow research and rollout of new HIV prevention options

Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or 4 percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international development landscape and changes in the pipeline of HIV prevention products in various stages of development and implementation, according to a new report from the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group.

Published
20 July 2014
From
HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group press release
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