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ZIMBABWE: Rate of male circumcision speeds up

Zimbabwe has set a goal of circumcising 1.2 million men by 2015 - a bold target for a country that has been slow to get its circumcision programme off the ground but is now rapidly making up for lost time.

Published
04 July 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
Zimbabwe: Singer 'Winky D' Raps in Support of Circumcision

There's not much that southern African governments won't try in their fight against the HIV epidemic that is destroying their societies.

Published
29 June 2011
From
AllAfrica
South Africa: The State of Medical Male Circumcision - AllAfrica.com

Over 100 000 South African young men were circumcised in the last financial year in the government's programme to integrate medical male circumcision into the country's HIV prevention strategy.

Published
27 June 2011
From
Google Alerts HIV
San Francisco Circumcision Referendum Stirs Anti-Semitism Debate

Matthew Hess is behind a referendum in San Francisco that would make it illegal to circumcise boys under the age of 18. The November ballot, coming in a city that has previously outlawed plastic shopping bags and free toys in McDonald's Corp.'s Happy Meals, worries some Jews and Muslims, who circumcise boys as a religious rite, and some physicians who point to health benefits of the procedure.

Published
20 June 2011
From
San Francisco Chronicle
Uganda: Embrace male circumcision to reduce HIV

Of late, the media has been awash with stories of religious leaders bashing male circumcision as being ‘against morals’ and ‘a licence to commit adultery’. 

Published
19 June 2011
From
New Vision
Tanzania: 25000 undergo `cut` in HIV/Aids prevention drive

At least 25,000 men underwent circumcision in Iringa – a region with the highest HIV prevalence in Tanzania – under a special campaign to prevent transmission of HIV/Aids implemented by the government with the financial support from the USAID.

Published
13 June 2011
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IPPmedia
Still No Reason to Stall Male Circumcision, Forget the HIV Vaccine or Throw Away Your Condoms

It takes more than this confirmatory experimental trial of treatment as prevention to argue that prevention resources should be re-allocated towards treatment.  Modeling shows that even if people start treatment when their CD4 count is 500, as they did in this trial, and then faithfully adhere to their daily dose for their entire lives, the future burden of the epidemic continues to rise until 2046.

Published
18 May 2011
From
Center for Global Development
Novel circumcision device safe and acceptable

Promising study results published in the May issue of JAIDS show that a novel medical device has the potential to revolutionize how male circumcision services are offered in countries hardest hit by the HIV epidemic.

Published
12 May 2011
From
PR Newswire
Kenya: Male Circumcision - Is the Government on Right Track?

Government promotion of male circumcision to combat HIV/Aids raises some serious legal, constitutional and ethical issues that need to be resolved.

Published
24 March 2011
From
AllAfrica
Kenya: Moonlight Circumcision Offers New Hope in Battle Against HIV-Aids

In an effort to woo people to get circumcised, the Ministry of Health, which is rooting for the practice as a way to curb the spread of HIV/Aids in Nyanza Province, seems to be increasingly adopting the trend of doing the cut at night.

Published
22 March 2011
From
AllAfrica

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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