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Male Circumcision: Progress and Problems with Implementing this Prevention Tool

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting this week from CROI in San Francisco. It’s been almost 3 years since the World Health Organization developed its recommendations and goals for male circumcision. As Kim Dickson, MD, an AIDS expert with the WHO, outlined in a presentation at CROI today, scale-up has not […]

UNAIDS Expert: Prevention Needs Full Funding

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Evaristo Marowa, UNAIDS Country Coordinator for Botswana, said today that major opportunities to prevent HIV, and save billions of dollars in the long run, will be missed if the US and the international community fail to increase AIDS funding for Botswana and other countries in southern and eastern Africa.  He made his comments in a presentation […]

The slow uptake for male circumcision

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For nearly two years after the World Health Organization recommended widespread male circumcision services in countries with high HIV prevalence rates and low circumcision among men, countries had barely begun the service. Then Kenya, in the western province of Nyanza, began a comprehensive plan to circumcise men in November 2008. In the first six months […]