Daily Archives: July 24, 2012

Survey Says: HIV treatment scale up not so impressive in 23 countries

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Much still needs to be done to get treatment to those who need it and to meet the UNAIDS-endorsed goal to achieve universal access by 2015, according to a new survey examining 25 HIV indicators assessing strategies, tools and policies to get the best HIV treatment to more people, sooner. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) released […]

New clinical trials further assess vaginal microbicide ring for HIV prevention

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First potential participants screened Tuesday for inclusion in ASPIRE trial

Scientists presented progress in assessing the potential of a vaginal ring containing the potent antiretroviral drug dapivirine in preventing HIV infection in women, as two studies to assess its safety and efficacy move into Phase III.

HIV Epidemic, family planning needs are linked, and demand an integrated approach

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The following is a guest post from Suzanne Ehlers, President and CEO of Population Action International (PAI) and Charles Lyons, President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). With the conclusion of the international London Summit on Family Planning earlier this month, the global health community has shifted its focus to the […]

Traditional leader: Circumcision preserves culture by saving lives

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To understand what Chief Mumena is doing, you have to understand first how strong the bonds of tradition have been to tribal culture. It passed from generation to generation without pen and paper, with ceremonies and stories holding it together. “People are custodians of their culture; that is why it has survived,” Chief Mumena says. […]

Medical Male Circumcision — A Personal Tale

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Angelo Kaggwa, a 29-year-old Ugandan and a program coordinator with AVAC, shared his personal experience with male circumcision with a packed audience comprised largely of Africans at an International AIDS Conference satellite symposium Monday night entitled, Call to Action for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention. “It took me eight years to do it […]