Namibia: Male Circumcision - the Right Time Is Now

[New Era] Have you been considering getting circumcised? Have you been waiting for the right time? Maybe you have concerns about the procedure or you have heard things that make you wonder if this is the right thing for you. An old African proverb says, 'The right time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now!' The right time to prepare for you and your family's healthy future is now.
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[WHO] Preventing heterosexually acquired HIV and achieving global HIV incidence goals require a combination of interventions. Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is one of these interventions in settings with a high burden of HIV. New guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) updates earlier recommendations on VMMC for HIV prevention.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
This study was a secondary analysis of cross-sectional data collected during sentinel surveillance for STI aetiologies. In the sentinel surveillance conducted at primary care facilities located in six South African provinces, an anonymous questionnaire was administered followed by collection of appropriate genital and blood specimens for laboratory testing including HIV, rapid plasma reagin (RPR) and HSV-2 serological testing. During analysis, multivariable logistic regression was used to determine association between prevalent HIV infection and male circumcision among males who were HSV-2 AND/OR RPR serology positive and ...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
[WHO] Kigali, 4 December 2019 - When Malawian community mobilizer Ajasi Bamusi turns up at football matches, he is keen on halftime. As the coach or the captain revs up team morale, he seeks to pass an important health message: encouraging men to get circumcised as part of HIV prevention.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International ; Lucy Mphuru, Country Director&Project Director, Tohara Plus Project Lucy Mphuru (center left) talks with health workers and clients at an IntraHealth-supported mobile clinic in Shinyanga that provides voluntary male circumcision services. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.November 26, 2019Lucy Mphuru has a big job.Every day, she and her team at IntraHealth International in Tanzania work with frontline health workers and government partners to improve health services in a country of 58 million—1.6 million of whom live ...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Leadership and Governance World AIDS Day Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news
By Mary Goodluck Mndeme , Communications officer, IntraHealth International Mary Goodluck Mndeme, Communications Officer for IntraHealth, speaks to Hamisi Kuya about his VMMC experience.November 01, 2019One morning in May 2019, I met Hamisi Kuya (36), a father of two who received voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services through IntraHealth International.Hamisi lives near Kagera, in the northwestern corner of Tanzania, where he has been working at the Kagera Sugar Plantation for some years.In his area, like in many communities in the region, many people believe that the VMMC procedure is very painful and take...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Source Type: news
[WHO] Over the years, HIV control strategies and approaches in Zimbabwe have evolved to address the changes in the epidemic and according to new evidence. Due to this evolution, the country has ended up with many vertical sub-programs under the HIV program including Care and treatment, HIV Testing Services, Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) among others. Until now, each of these programs has had separate plann
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[WHO] The HIV epidemic in Zimbabwe has evolved over the years. The overall HIV prevalence for adults aged 15-49 has fallen to 14.0% in 2016, from 18.1% in 2005 (source: Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey). Over the years the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) with the support of its partners has implemented multiple interventions including HIV Testing Services, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, Pre-Exposure prophylaxis for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Elimination of Mother to Child Transmi
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This study is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT03414710.https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03414710.
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
[New Era] Rundu -A young man is combining his love for sport and activism to raise awareness on Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) in the Kavango East and West regions.
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AbstractWe used a discrete choice experiment to assess the acceptability and potential uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among 713 HIV-negative members of fishing communities in Uganda. Participants were asked to choose between oral pill, injection, implant, condoms, vaginal ring (women), and men circumcision. Product attributes were HIV prevention effectiveness, sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, contraception, waiting time, and secrecy of use. Data were analysed using mixed multinomial logit and latent class models. HIV prevention effectiveness was viewed as the most important attribute. Both ge...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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