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Cervical cancer and HIV—two diseases, one response

Cervical cancer—an illness that can be prevented by vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) and that is curable if detected and treated early—is developed by more than 500 000 women…

PEPFAR funded 15 million medical male circumcisions between 2007 and 2017

PEPFAR (the US President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief) has supported the voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMC) of 15,269,720 men and boys in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, in the…

NIH funds study to prevent, treat HIV among adolescents in poor countries

Study seeks to identify high-risk youth and get them into medical care. The National Institutes of Health has awarded $7.5 million for an international research program to prevent and treat…

Do-it-yourself HIV prevention: who do men buying PrEP online get support from?

Gay men in London who source their own supply of generic pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs, usually from overseas internet pharmacies, most often learnt about this possibility from people in their…

CATIE statements on HIV prevention: updated August 2018

Over the past several years the HIV prevention toolbox has expanded significantly. This is due to a rapid growth in our knowledge of effective approaches that help prevent the transmission…

Starting from here – what PrEP programmes can learn from circumcision

Funders, health providers and advocates should take lessons from the rollout of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as an HIV prevention measure in Africa if they wish to hasten access…

Inside Namibia’s HIV success story

AMSTERDAM — Facing one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, Namibia has become the first country in Africa to have more than three-quarters of its HIV-affected population virally…

Fear-based public health campaigns for HIV/AIDS prevention: efficacy and ethics

Is fear the best method for educating the public about the risks of contracting HIV, or does it further stigmatize an already underserved population? From the early 20th century through…

Behavioral intervention reduces HIV transmission risk in young transgender women

A group based behavioral intervention reduced the sexual risk for HIV infection and transmission by nearly 40% in young transgender women, according to new findings published in JAMA Pediatrics. Intervention studies…

Scientists say genetically modified rice can prevent HIV

Researchers say a new genetically modified rice can prevent infections of HIV, the virus responsible for the disease AIDS. The researchers recently published their findings in a study in the journal Proceedings of the National…

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