from The Guardian
suggests it is the kindest cut. Circumcision can reduce the risk of
urinary tract infections in infants, cut the risk of penile cancer and
lower the risk of HIV and the human papillomavirus, which causes
cervical and other cancers. So why is the removal of a tiny flap of skin
at birth, both an ancient religious ritual and an apparently pragmatic
hygienic practice, causing controversy around the world?
from The Conversation
'Grim Reaper' television advertisement of 1987 has come to symbolise
HIV and AIDS in Australia. Now it's being revived in a new prevention
campaign there, which may have some success in putting HIV/AIDS back on
the public agenda. But what’s really needed are sophisticated prevention
campaigns, driven by people and organisations that understand the
complexities of HIV transmission patterns in Australia now.
It's an essential part of any HIV prevention strategy that sexual health clinics understand their role in delivering prevention
interventions, and do so in line with
best practice. This National AIDS Trust policy briefing looks at the current picture in the UK.
from Citizen News Service
prevention technologies - which can include vaccines, microbicides, intravaginal rings diaphragms - are designed to address
multiple sexual and reproductive health needs, including prevention of
unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, and
other reproductive track infections).
An HIV-negative man writes, frankly and honestly, about his experience
of turning down potential sexual partners who told him that they had
HIV. He then talks to men living with HIV about their experiences.