Category Archives: circumcision

  1. Meet Pedro – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Pedro Goicochea, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Pedro is one of six new bios just posted today, including individuals from Kenya,Thailand and the US.  Each will be featured on the blog, and you can read all of them here right Read More >>

    circumcision, gay men, HIV, hiv prevention, iPrEx, iPrEx OLE, IRMA, IRMA ALC, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Microbicides, MSM, MTN, Peru, rectal microbicide, transgendered, Truvada
  2. “The End?” AVAC’s 2011 Science-Based Agenda to End the Epidemic

    via AVAC This AVAC report presents a three-part agenda for ending the AIDS epidemic. It is intended as a vision and a challenge to the field, and a first step in holding all of us—civil society, researchers, governments, and funders—accountable for progress. Each of the major priorities below demands action now—but the dividends will come in the Read More >>

    AVAC, circumcision, Microbicides, new prevention technologies, PrEP
  3. IAS 2011: Day 4 Press Release

    OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – DAY 4 16.30 (CET), WEDNESDAY JULY 20 Late Breaker extracts – newsmakers First global study of real-world circumcision rollout conducted over three-year period in South Africa amongst 110,000 adults shows a marked reduction (>60%) of HIV acquisition among circumcised adult men . Elvitegravir once-daily is non inferior to raltegravir twice-daily in treatment experienced Read More >>

    circumcision, HIV, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IAS, IAS 2011, iPrEx, prevention, Rome, Treatment
  4. Investment in HIV Prevention Research

    A report released yesterday by HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group at the IAS conference in Rome “found that overall investment in HIV prevention R&D had actually increased, with the modest exception of a one percent decline in vaccine R&D. The report documented a total US$1.19 billion investment in research and development (R&D) for four key HIV prevention Read More >>

    antiretroviral therapy, ARV, ARVs, circumcision, drug development, HIV/AIDS, IAS 2011, Microbicides, PrEP, rectal microbicide, research, vaccine, vaginal microbicide
  5. Building the momentum to prevent HIV in MSM

    Via The Lancet, by Thomas J Coates. Larry Kramer, on accepting the Tony Award last month from the Theatre Guild-American Theatrical Society for The Normal Heart as Best Revival of a Play said: “To gay people everywhere, whom I love so dearly…we are a very special people, an exceptional people, and…our day will come.” My day came Read More >>

    anal sex, CAPRISA, circumcision, gay men, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, HPTN052, human rights, iPrEx, LGBT rights, MSM, PrEP, prevention
  6. Rush For Male Circumcision in Rural Areas

    Via the Daily Monitor, by Evelyn Lirri. Godfrey Aganza had never considered getting circumcised. The misconceptions that came with a circumcised non-Muslim man, including being considered a covert or the alleged future risk of impotence largely discouraged him from the cut. But that has changed now. On June 7, this year, the 18-year-old senior three student of Read More >>

    Africa, circumcision, HIV/AIDS, medical circumcision, prevention, Uganda
  7. “In it to save lives”

    Via Science Speaks, by Meredith Mazzotta. To the sound of a ticking metronome, Dr. Caroline Ryan of the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator gave an update on the scale up of voluntary medical male circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa Wednesday morning at the premiere of the new short film “In It to Save Lives: Scaling Up Voluntary Read More >>

    Africa, circumcision, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR, sub-saharan Africa
  8. Circumcision Does Not Protect MSM of Peru and US From HIV

    via International AIDS Society, by Mark Mascolini Circumcision did not protect men who have sex with men (MSM) from acquiring HIV infection, according to an analysis of more than 1800 men in Peru and the United States. The findings confirm results of earlier studies. Three randomized trials in Africa showed that circumcision does lower the risk of Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, circumcision, gay men, MSM, Peru, United States
  9. AVAC helps us understand male circumcision, and its impact on women

    from AVAC  It has been roughly four years since randomized controlled trials of medical male circumcision in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda showed that medical male circumcision is safe and reduces men’s risk of HIV infection during vaginal sex by about 60 percent. The advent of this new biomedical strategy has prompted a range of implementation efforts Read More >>

    AVAC, circumcision, IAS, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda
  10. Circumcision Gains in Popularity

    From the Financial Times, by Andrew Jack When a Muslim and a Jewish surgeon travel to KwaZulu Natal later this month to help local healthcare teams develop high-volume adult male circumcision programmes, they are expecting considerable interest. Operation Abraham, an Israel-based group, has tapped into the traditional experience of two faiths in circumcision to offer guidance in Read More >>

    circumcision, HIV transmission, religion, South Africa