Are Geographical “Cold Spots” of Male Circumcision Driving Differential HIV Dynamics in Tanzania?

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Front Public Health. 2015 Sep 29;3:218. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00218 BACKGROUND: Growing evidence suggests significant geographic clustering of male circumcision (MC) in Tanzania. The impact of spatial heterogeneity of MC prevalence on HIV ...

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Uptake and Yield of HIV Testing and Counselling among Children and Adolescents in SubSaharan Africa: A Systematic Review

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

ournal of the International AIDS Society (October 2015), 18(1): 20182, doi: 10.7448/IAS.18.1.20182 This electronic review of literature on HIV testing and counseling (HTC) among children and adolescents (5–19 years) from ...

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HIV epidemic and human rights among men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for HIV prevention, care, and surveillance.

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Glob Public Health. 2015 Oct 30:1-14. Recent research has presented evidence that men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionate burden of HIV and are at increased risk for ...

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Feasible, Efficient and Necessary, without Exception – Working with Sex Workers Interrupts HIV/STI Transmission and Brings Treatment to Many in Need.

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 11:53 am

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 21;10(10):e0121145. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121145 BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: High rates of partner change in sex work-whether in professional, ‘transactional’ or other context-disproportionately drive transmission of HIV and other sexually ...

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Prioritizing Family Planning in Local Government Planning and Budgeting Processes

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:42 am

Family planning is a proven low-cost, best buy intervention that saves lives and highly contributes to economic development and social transformation of a country. Currently in Uganda, there is overreliance ...

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Contraceptive Discontinuation: Reasons, Challenges, and Solutions

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

Family Planning 2020 and Population Council have released a new report, Contraceptive Discontinuation: Reasons, Challenges, and Solutions, that looks at why women stop using contraceptives. More than a third of women with an ...

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Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

MSMGF has partnered with LINKAGES and FHI360 to publish, Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men, the first of a series of technical briefs highlighting the main findings from MSMGF’s ...

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Female genital mutilation and cutting: a systematic literature review of health professionals’ knowledge, attitudes and clinical practice

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm

BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015, 15:32  doi:10.1186/s12914-015-0070-y Background The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 100–140 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C is an ...

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Transgender stigma and health: A critical review of stigma determinants, mechanisms, and interventions

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 147, December 2015, Pages 222–231. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.010 Highlights Stigma contributes to widespread health inequities in US transgender communities. We review the multiple levels at which stigma towards transgender ...

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Hymen reconstruction as pragmatic empowerment? Results of a qualitative study from Tunisia

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 147, December 2015, Pages 54–61. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.051 Highlights Provides qualitative data about why Tunisian women seek hymen reconstruction (HR). Women’s decisions reflect pragmatism in the face of pervasive ...

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