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Zimbabwe minister: 80 percent of males to be circumcised by 2018

The Zimbabwe ministry of health has launched an ambitious US$100 million male circumcision programme that is expected to see at least 80 percent of the male population being voluntarily circumcised.The development was confirmed by health minister David Parirenyatwa.

Published
30 January 2015
From
New Zimbabwe
Half the picture – beyond drug overdose as a cause of death in opioid using people

While overdoses remain the largest cause of death in opioid users there are other causes which providers, commissioners and policy makers need to be conscious of particularly amongst older drug users, including liver disease, smoking related diseases, homicide and suicide.

Published
30 January 2015
From
DrugScope
Interview - Asia needs more cash, campaigns, law changes to end HIV epidemic - U.N

The Asia-Pacific region will not meet the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in 15 years unless it changes laws and attitudes hostile to people living with HIV, the head of the United Nations agency on AIDS said on Wednesday.

Published
29 January 2015
From
Reuters
European Advocates Engage with Biomedical Prevention

The European AIDS Treatment Group and AVAC organized an unprecedented three-day workshop: New Developments in HIV Prevention. See http://eatgavacprevention.tumblr.com for more. In addition to comprehensive updates on product pipelines across the prevention research landscape, the group discussed the anticipation of the first data from European oral PrEP trials and the implications for PrEP access in Europe.

Published
28 January 2015
From
AVAC
Déjà Vu – Claims of HIV Cures and Re-Treading Old Ground

A few days ago while in Abuja, I was surprised to hear the news presenter announce that a Federal High Court had “lifted the ban” on Dr Abalaka’s “vaccine” against HIV. I was struck by a number of things – an abiding discomfort at the quality of reporting on science and health matters in the Nigerian media; a sense of guilt that, in failing to tell our stories, younger Nigerians are at risk of repeating missteps of the past; and a fear that many, misled by the news item, may put their lives at risk.

Published
28 January 2015
From
Nigeria Health Watch
An HIV Doctor Tells You If Undetectable Really Is the New Negative

Does being undetectable change the way you talk about your HIV status? Can a person who is undetectable stop worrying about transmitting HIV? Joel Gallant, an HIV doctor at Southwest CARE Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico gives his view.

Published
28 January 2015
From
The Body
Condom advert – HIV prevention or infidelity promotion?

Controversy over an advert on condom use to prevent HIV among married couples led by a cross section of Kenyan religious leaders has left many HIV activists astonished at the ‘denial of reality’.

Published
27 January 2015
From
Key Correspondents
How to Talk to Your Partner About Using PrEP

Talking about PrEP with your partner can open up a can of worms. Here's how to make the conversation as smooth as possible.

Published
27 January 2015
From
HIV Plus
Could a Syriza Win Spell Good News for Harm Reduction in Greece?

Greece's left-wing Syriza party looks set to win the country's upcoming election on the platform of alleviating the economic crisis that has brought Greece to its knees and stoked an HIV epidemic among drug users. Could this mark a turning point for harm reduction services and marginalized groups?

Published
26 January 2015
From
Talking Drugs
Adherence packaging battles HIV/AIDS in Africa, India

Designed to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and India, MEMSCap smart electronic medication packaging system tracks each time the medication bottle is opened.

Published
26 January 2015
From
Packaging World
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