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Statement on World Health Organization prequalification of first medical device for adult voluntary medical male circumcision (PrePex)

Today, PrePex™ became the first medical device for adult male circumcision to receive World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification as an alternative to the conventional surgical circumcision methods already recognized by WHO.  Medical devices like PrePex™ may change the landscape of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) scale-up by potentially simplifying the procedure and improving men’s experiences.

Published
03 June 2013
From
PEPFAR
Mathematical models to better combat HIV

In a paper titled "Stochastic Analysis of Pre- and Postexposure Prophylaxis against HIV Infection," authors Jessica Conway, Bernhard Konrad, and Daniel Coombs present theoretical models of HIV dynamics immediately following exposure to the virus, thus providing a method to study infection and treatment at these early stages, as well as come up with preemptive strategies for prevention.

Published
03 June 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Doctors call for law to protect them against HIV

Leading doctors are calling for a change in the law, so that unconscious patients can be tested for HIV if those treating them get injured.

Published
03 June 2013
From
The Telegraph
Programmatic and research considerations for hormonal contraception for women at risk of HIV and women living with HIV

In early 2012 WHO convened a meeting of experts to discuss research on use of hormonal contraception by women at high risk of HIV and those currently living with HIV. The conclusions and recommendations from the Consultation have already been published. However during the consultation multiple programmatic and research issues emerged, including priority knowledge gaps. This brief serves to highlight actions that programmes providing sexual and reproductive health and HIV-prevention services should undertake, in order to complement the Consultation’s recommendations. Directions for future research to address current gaps are noted.

Published
03 June 2013
From
World Health Organization
Community viral load is flawed indicator of infectiousness, say experts

Four US researchers from the University of Chapel Hill in North Carolina, including Myron Cohen, principal investigator of the HPTN 052 study, have criticised the use of

Published
31 May 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Kenya: Economic empowerment for gay men

This project focuses on reducing the HIV vulnerabilities of GMT through economic empowerment schemes. As one member stated during a discussion in their office this past Saturday, “If you are the breadwinner, it is interesting how all of a sudden homophobia in your family goes away.”

Published
31 May 2013
From
amfAR
Gym junkies use needle exchange

A growing number of gym patrons who are addicted to steriods or Human Growth Hormone are using needle exchange programs to obtain free syringes.

Published
31 May 2013
From
ABC Lateline
HIV inner shell structure revealed

Researchers have for the first time unravelled the complex structure of the inner protein shell of the HIV molecule.

Published
30 May 2013
From
BBC Health
Next steps for PrEP: Getting a proven prevention option to the people who need it

Men and women need new prevention options that they can—and want—to use. For some people, that is a daily oral pill. But PrEP trials have taught us that biomedical tools have to work within the complex realities of people’s lives. The challenge is finding that marriage of need and desire to suit men’s and women’s lives, and then providing access to the right products at the right time.

Published
30 May 2013
From
GMHC Treatment Issues
Deciding what’s risky – Australian gay men pay more attention to the sexual act than to their partner’s HIV status or viral load

HIV-negative gay men in Sydney, Australia perceive the risk of HIV transmission to be different in different sexual contexts, according to a study by Dr Limin Mao

Published
29 May 2013
By
Roger Pebody

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