Tag Archives: circumcision

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 […]

Blueprint: Use proven methods, research, determination to reach end of epidemic

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Dr. Rochelle Walensky has been a member of the Cost-effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (CEPAC) team since 1998. She is a member of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents.  Dr. Walensky has […]

PEPFAR advisory board applies implementation science, ethics to efforts

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In the life of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief so far, the concept of exploring its efficiency, its impact, the relevance of it targets even, is relatively young. When all of those are weighed against intentions and costs, the discipline at work is called “implementation science,” and that is the science, PEPFAR leadership […]