Protect (All) Your Boys from Early Trauma
It sounds like a conspiracy. The government is about to officially sanction intentional harming of infants. They want medical personnel to pressure parents to accept infant, child, even teen circumcision. Not only is the move based on faulty data and reasoning, it is unethical.read more
[spotlight] One of the most vibrant areas of HIV research these days is the search for new, more convenient ways to use antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) to prevent HIV infection. Such taking of ARVs to prevent HIV infection is referred to as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP for short. PrEP is one of a number of HIV prevention tools. Others include the correct use of condoms, medical male circumcision, and providing antiretroviral treatment to people living with HIV - the latter is a form of prevention since people liv
This report describes how the prevalence of male circumcision increased in Ch ó kw è District in southern Mozambique.
[spotlight] Every year botched traditional circumcisions in the Eastern Cape make headlines as some young men are badly injured, and in some cases die.
Kajal S Mehta, Yogesh S Marfatia, Apexa P Jain, Dhiral J Shah, Disha S BaxiIndian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS 2021 42(1):1-6Role of male circumcision (MC) as a tool to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was assessed. An attempt was made to search articles related to association between MC and STIs/HIV. A thorough search was carried out to find out quality articles published in indexed specialty journals. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization (WHO) sites were also referred. Warm and moist environment of area under foreski...
[spotlight] Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) has been shown to reduce the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission by 60%. Studies have also shown that by reducing infections in men and boys, the intervention in turn also reduces HIV infections in women and girls, although to a lesser degree.
[New Era] Rundu -- Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is an integral part of Namibia's HIV prevention strategy and has thus called upon men to get a "smart cut" in order to reduce the risk of contracting HIV.
[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.
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 ...
[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.
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 ...