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Rwanda: UNAIDS Chief Commends New Circumcision Device

The visiting Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, said that Rwanda's new male circumcision device, the PrePex system - signals a major revolution in the global fight against HIV.

Published
17 March 2011
From
AllAfrica
Swaziland launches circumcision drive

Swaziland launched Monday a drive to encourage men to volunteer for circumcision in a bid to curb the spread of HIV, of which the small kingdom has the highest infection rate in the world.

Published
21 February 2011
From
AFP
Rwanda: Bloodless Male Circumcision to Boost HIV Prevention

The Rwandan government plans to expand its national voluntary male circumcision programme using a new device, the PrePex system, which officials say saves both time and money.

Published
15 February 2011
From
AllAfrica
Tanzania: Male Circumcision Campaign Targets 2.8 Million

The Tanzanian government has embarked on a large-scale voluntary male circumcision programme aimed at reducing the HIV risk of men and boys in areas of the country with low levels of male circumcision.

Published
07 February 2011
From
AllAfrica
Australia: Big snip heads for big debate, circumcision is rising in private procedures say doctors

More Australian parents are choosing to have their newborn sons circumcised, reigniting debate in the medical community about whether the procedure is necessary.

Published
21 January 2011
From
News.com.au
Tanzania: Over 1,000 Undergo Male 'Cut' in U.S.-Funded Drive

A total of 1,158 men in various Lake Victoria islands have been circumcised in the four weeks as part of efforts to curb the spread of HIV in Kagera Region.

Published
20 January 2011
From
All Africa
Zulu king uses traditional ceremony to promote circumcision

The 20th edition of the Umkhosi Woselwa (First Fruit) ceremony had a twist this year - only circumcised men participated in the ritual bull killing.

Published
20 December 2010
From
All Africa
Making Medical Male Circumcision Work for Women: A new report from the Women’s HIV Prevention Tracking Project

How can male circumcision for HIV prevention benefit or backfire as a strategy affecting women?

Published
15 December 2010
From
AVAC
New report provides women's perspectives on medical male circumcision for HIV prevention

A new report features an unprecedented collection of voices from Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Uganda reflecting on what male circumcision for HIV prevention means for women. It highlights women's perspectives, advocacy priorities and recommendations on this new prevention strategy.

Published
14 December 2010
From
EurekaAlert
Cutting out old practices to tackle HIV

NOZINTOMBI Mbokane (not her real name) broke years of tradition when she took her 13-year-old son to hospital to be circumcised.

Published
10 December 2010
From
The Sowetan

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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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