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Govt Averts 24000 New HIV Infections

Muchinga Province Permanent secretary Joyce Nsama says government has averted about 24 thousand new HIV infections through voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Campaign-VMMCC. Mrs. Nsamba added that since inception of the programme in 2007 over two Million males have been circumcised in Zambia.

01 April 2019
Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation
Botswana to revitalize HIV combination prevention

The National Coordinator of Botswana’s National AIDS Coordinating Agency, Richard Matlhare, has warned that complacency risks derailing the country’s AIDS response.

28 August 2018
Medical male circumcision: is the HIV prevention claim wrong?

Circumcision is a proven intervention that reduces the chance of contracting HIV by 60%, but to scientists’ surprise, a study has found that medically circumcised older men in Mpumalanga had a higher rate of HIV than uncircumcised men.

15 August 2018
Business Day
The girl effect: how teenage boys are likely to listen to girls over VMMC

Adolescent girls have an important role to play in influencing adolescent boys’ decision to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), new research suggests.

16 May 2018
Mozambique in drive to circumcise 100,000 men in effort to combat HIV

Boy bands, doctors and government officials have all been enlisted to urge Mozambique's male population to opt for the procedure, amid warnings that African states are in danger of missing a United Nations target to circumcise 27 million men by 2021.

02 May 2018
Daily Telegraph
Peer Influence, Better HIV Counseling Could Encourage More Boys in Africa To Be Circumcised

Little is known about the quality of health counseling received by boys and young men in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers found there were missed opportunities with boys who chose circumcision to fully educate them about other steps they can take to prevent HIV throughout their lives.

09 April 2018
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Peer influence, better HIV counseling could encourage boys in Africa to be circumcised

With research showing that male circumcision reduces the odds of getting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60 percent, more boys and young men -- primarily those between the ages of 10 and 19 -- are having the procedure done, largely in eastern and southern African nations where circumcision is rarely performed at birth.

04 April 2018
Medical circumcision efforts gained ground against new HIV infections, but not enough

Focused efforts to protect men and boys from HIV led to more than 14.5 million medical circumcision procedures globally between 2008 and 2016, enough to avert an estimated half million infections by 2030, according to a report released today.

07 December 2017
Science Speaks
Penile Microbiome Linked to HIV Risk in Uncircumcised Men

A study in Africa found that men with high levels of certain bacteria under the foreskin were more likely to contract HIV.

12 September 2017
Nine Years Devoted to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Reflections on an Unprecedented Public Health Intervention

Since 2011, Dr. Njeuhmeli has spearheaded the publication of three PLOS collections detailing the opportunities and challenges of successful scale-up of this massive public health intervention to further reduce HIV incidence. In this post, he reflects on how the VMMC program has evolved and shares important lessons learned along the way.

29 August 2017
PLoS Blogs
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