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CROI 2014: Women with Circumcised Partners Less Likely to Have HIV

A study from Orange Farm near Johannesburg in South Africa -- the area that hosted the first-ever randomized controlled trial of male circumcision for HIV prevention, which concluded in 2005 -- has found evidence that women who are partners of circumcised men are less likely to have HIV themselves, according to a presentation at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) this month in Boston.

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Circumcision Still Effective for HIV Prevention After 6 Years

Voluntary adult male circumcision continued to be associated with about a 60% reduction in the risk of HIV infection after 6 years of follow-up, according to a study in Kenya described in the November 28, 2013, issue of AIDS.

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IAS 2013: Studies Shed More Light on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

Programs offering voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as part of HIV prevention are now starting to expand in a number countries in sub-Saharan Africa, delegates heard at the recent 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013). The conference also heard information about the Shang Ring, one of several new circumcision devices.

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South African Study Confirms Adult Circumcision Reduces HIV Risk

Large-scale implementation of voluntary adult male circumcision was associated with a significant reduction in rates of HIV infection in the South African town involved in the first ground-breaking circumcision for prevention study a decade ago, researchers reported in the in the open-access online journal PLoS Medicine.

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IAS 2013: Male Circumcision Using the Shang Ring [VIDEO]

A novel device used in the scale-up of voluntary male circumcision for HIV prevention can cut the time of the procedure in half and was associated with few side effects, but healing may be slower, according to a report presented at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) this month in Kuala Lumpur.

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