Category Archives: circumcision

  1. Advancing the Science in a Time of Fiscal Constraint: Funding for HIV Prevention Technologies in 2009

    Via AVACThe report tracks the public, philanthropic and commercial investment in biomedical HIV prevention in 2009 including preventive and therapeutic HIV vaccines, microbicides, oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), adult male circumcision, prevention of mother to child transmission, and HSV-2 suppression and prevention. The report finds stability in funding for HIV prevention research from 2008 to 2009. HIV vaccines Read More >>

    AVAC, biomedical, circumcision, funding, HIV/AIDS, HSV-2, new prevention technologies, PrEP
  2. Microbicides and circumcision could achieve modest cuts in HIV infections in Africa

    Via Aids Map, by Gus CairnsThree mathematical models presented at the Eighteenth International AIDS Conference in Vienna have found that circumcision and a microbicide, used separately or together, could produce modest reductions in HIV incidence. The models, by Andrew Cox of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Hiam Chemaitelly of Weill Cornell Medical College Read More >>

    Africa, circumcision, HIV transmission, Microbicides
  3. Bill Gates maps the way to more effective HIV prevention

    Via Aids Map, by Gus Cairns The world lacks the means to treat its way out of HIV, Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates told the Eighteenth International AIDS Conference in Vienna on Monday. However, he presented models that showed that we could cut current epidemics by 40% with the efficient and targeted use of simple Read More >>

    Bill Gates, circumcision
  4. Zimbabwe aims to circumcise 80% of young men in drive against HIV

    Via The Guardian, by Sarah Boseley A big effort is under way to circumcise 80% of young men in Zimbabwe after a study four years ago found that the operation reduced the chance of contracting HIV by 60%. Yet the procedure is still not widely available across sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV prevalence is high, the International Aids Read More >>

    Africa, circumcision, Zimbabwe
  5. Circumcision among men who have sex with men in Scotland: limited potential for HIV prevention

    via  Sex Transm Infect doi:10.1136/sti.2010.042895 (full paper avail, open access) by  Lisa M McDaid, Helen A Weiss, and Graham J Hart Abstract Objective:Male circumcision has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV acquisition among heterosexual men but the impact among men who have sex with men (MSM) is not known. In this paper, we explore the Read More >>

    circumcision, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM, Scotland
  6. Finally Ready for Male Circumcision in Uganda

    Via PlusNews The Ugandan government will begin a nationwide male circumcision programme in July as part of its HIV prevention strategy, a senior government official has said. “We now have a national vision on how to move forward, and a government policy and communication strategy will be launched in July,” said Dr Alex Opio, assistant commissioner for Read More >>

    circumcision, Uganda
  7. Over 200 Circumcised in Bid to Fight HIV-Aids

    via The Sowetan More than 200 men and boys had themselves circumcised in the first government-supported circumcision camp at Eshowe, northern KwaZulu-Natal, at the weekend. The provincial department of health and several non- governmental organisations – the Reproductive Health Research Unit, Mother Adolescent and Child Health and John Hopkins University supported by the United States Government’s Presidential Read More >>

    circumcision, South Africa
  8. Is this the Start of a Backlash Against Circumcision?

    via The New Zealand Herald The Dutch have always had liberal views on sex. They led the world in developing open and frank sex education and were rewarded with one of the lowest rates of teenage pregnancy. But their tolerant nature has now hit the brick wall of religious conviction. The Royal Dutch Medical Association has officially Read More >>

    circumcision, Netherlands, prevention
  9. Study: Circumcision may not cut HIV spread among gay men

    via Reuters Although studies in Africa have shown that circumcision can lower the spread of HIV among heterosexuals, it may not do much to prevent infections among gay and bisexual men in Western countries, a new study suggests. A number of studies in African nations have found that circumcised heterosexual men were up to 60 percent less Read More >>

    CDC, circumcision, gay men, MSM, research
  10. Me and my foreskin: About HIV prevention, circumcision & anal sex

    via Fridae, by Jan Wijngaarden Does this technology work for us, gay men? Is there a protective effect of circumcision during anal sex, or only in vaginal intercourse? Do we all have to line up at the circumcision clinics, and say goodbye to our Holy Prepuce? The foreskin, for those of you who don’t have one (or, Read More >>

    anal sex, circumcision, gay men, HIV transmission, MSM