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Penile Microbiome Linked to HIV Risk in Uncircumcised Men

A study in Africa found that men with high levels of certain bacteria under the foreskin were more likely to contract HIV.

Published
12 September 2017
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Poz
Nine Years Devoted to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Reflections on an Unprecedented Public Health Intervention

Since 2011, Dr. Njeuhmeli has spearheaded the publication of three PLOS collections detailing the opportunities and challenges of successful scale-up of this massive public health intervention to further reduce HIV incidence. In this post, he reflects on how the VMMC program has evolved and shares important lessons learned along the way.

Published
29 August 2017
From
PLoS Blogs
Medical male circumcision for HIV has benefits for women too

South African women whose most recent sexual partner was circumcised are less likely to have HIV, suggesting that the voluntary medical male circumcision programmes have benefits for

Published
26 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Study points to penile microbiome as a risk factor for HIV in men

A ten-fold increase in some types of bacteria living under the foreskin can increase a man's risk of HIV infection by up to 63 percent, according to a new study out today by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW).

Published
25 July 2017
From
Medical Xpress
Aiding and Abetting: Why Western Fundraising Fails to Stop AIDS Epidemics

International organizations have repeatedly deceived donors to ensure ever more funding for AIDS-relief efforts.

Published
09 May 2017
From
World Policy
No evidence of risk compensation after circumcision in three African cohorts

Three large studies in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya have found no evidence that men who have been circumcised have more sexual risk behaviours than uncircumcised men.

Published
22 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
A benign circle: how a combination of factors has reduced HIV infections in one of the hardest-hit parts of Africa

HIV incidence has started to tumble in one of the best-studied groups of people in Africa, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) heard

Published
14 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Scaling up adult male circumcision calculated to have HIV prevention benefits additional to those seen with 90-90-90 treatment target

Scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in countries with a high HIV prevalence has the potential to reduce incidence of new infections over and above the level

Published
05 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
West African HIV-2 prevalence associated with lower historical male circumcision rates

Cities with substantial uncircumcised populations in 1950 tended to have higher HIV-2 prevalence from 1985.

Published
08 December 2016
From
EurekAlert (press release)
Male circumcision in Uganda will only improve if local beliefs are considered

Our research found that religious and cultural beliefs compete with the messages about the purpose of circumcision. We found that this got in the way of men deciding whether or not to be circumcised medically and also affected the way they behaved afterwards.

Published
05 December 2016
From
The Conversation
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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