Tag Archives: Medical circumcision

In Tanzania, medical circumcision services rely on a predominantly female nursing workforce

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The following is a guest post from IntraHealth International. By Mkama Mwijarubi In November 2010, Tanzania embarked on a nationwide campaign to scale up medical circumcision — which can decrease a man’s risk of HIV infection by up to 60 percent — in regions where men traditionally do not undergo it. Hundreds of nurses were […]

ShangRing: WHO approval of second nonsurgical circumcision device sets stage for accelerated access to HIV prevention measure

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Latest device approved for use on adolescents, broadening scope of low-cost intervention Call it “VMMC,” for voluntary medical male circumcision, or the current, and more concise “MC” for medical circumcision, by any name, removing men’s foreskins has been proven to lower their risks of acquiring HIV through vaginal sexual intercourse by as much as 60 […]

HIV interventions will not reach those who need them without increased efficiencies, review says

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While noting that HIV service delivery can’t be increased to needed levels with reduced resources, authors of a systematic review published in the July World Health Organization Bulletin say more efficient use of existing resources will be critical to making meaningful reductions in prevalence and infection rates. That includes cost reductions achieved through economies of […]

HIV briefing panelists: Science yielded answers, now is the time to speed their application

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“In 1985, I managed only dying patients,” Dr. Myron Cohen told a packed room in the Russell Senate Office Building today. By 1995 that had changed, he added. In 2013, he continued, people with HIV stay alive and healthy with one pill a day. Cohen, along with fellow panelists Dr. Chris Beyrer, Dr. Laura Guay, […]

Report shows U.S. HIV research investment, progress; projects lasting impact from cuts

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With the United States funding 70 percent of the world’s research and development of biomedical answers to HIV prevention, progress that has yielded the potential for immediate advances against the global epidemic is in danger of stalling, with lasting consequences, according to a report released at the International AIDS Society conference in Kuala Lumpur this […]

WHO okays medical circumcision device, and “PEPFAR is ready”

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An okay from the World Health Organization today for  a medical circumcision device as an alternative to conventional surgery “may change the landscape” of scaling up a proven HIV intervention, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator announced today, saying PEPFAR will provide immediate support to help countries evaluate the device for their settings. PrePex™, […]

Reports track current progress, pitfalls, funding and gaps of AIDS fight

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On the eve of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s release of the first United States global AIDS response strategy, two reports released in recent days give a look not only of the progress so far, but of the shortfalls the new plan must address. Achieving the End, One Year and Counting, from AVAC, looks at the scientific […]