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19 Oct 2016 - 12:24

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) provides at least a 60% protective effect against HIV infection for men. While service delivery for VMMC has improved and taken to scale, uptake has plateaued. PSI Zimbabwe and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation worked with IPSOS, a market research firm, to investigate how to map and better understand the associations men and boys have with VMMC, to adapt to who now presents for information on VMMC and update their programming to fit new audiences.

Much is known about why men undergo VMMC, but these reasons have not been systematically mapped, neither have men’s beliefs about how the procedures develop and how those beliefs influence decisions to undergo VMMC.

12 Oct 2016 - 13:03

The 90-90-90 targets for HIV will dominate discussion at the upcoming Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals Summit 2016 in Geneva.

"When we launched this series of summits several years ago, we did not have consensus on the importance of scaling up prevention," said José Zuniga, PhD, president of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.

"We spent a lot of time building that consensus and moving stakeholders to support this intervention, which ultimately is the foundation for obtaining the 90-90-90 targets," he told Medscape Medical News.

10 Oct 2016 - 11:46

Zimbabwe universities are now the epicentre of HIV infections following revelations of high incident rates at the country’s top education institutions. Higher infections have been reported among younger women who are often prone to sexual exploitation by older males due to economic hardships. After rejecting revelations that close to 50 percent of university health referrals were HIV linked, authorities are yet top respond to the latest report.


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