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Views on the Introduction of Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in South Africa

The partial efficacy (40 percent to 60 percent) of surgically conducted medical male circumcision (MMC) in preventing HIV transmission to circumcised men has been demonstrated in three clinical trials. "This research formed part of a larger study exp...

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HIV-Related Conspiracy Beliefs and Its Relationships With HIV Testing and Unprotected Sex Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa

The authors set out to determine the extent to which Pretoria MSM endorse HIV conspiracy beliefs. The team also sought to learn whether endorsing conspiracy beliefs about HIV is associated with never testing for the virus and with using condoms incon...

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Associations Between Alcohol Misuse and Risks for HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Multiple Female Sexual Partners in Cape Town, South Africa

High alcohol consumption rates occurring within the context of high HIV prevalence pose a significant public health challenge in South Africa. In their design of the current study, the authors set out to answer three questions regarding these coexist...

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South Africa Eager to See Speedy Roll-Out of AIDS Gel

South Africa's health minister on Tuesday said he is very pleased with a study showing that a tenofovir-based vaginal microbicide is partially effective in preventing heterosexual women from HIV infection.

"We are very interested in it," Aaron Motso...

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Condom Failure Among Men Receiving Sexually Transmissible Infection Clinic Services, Cape Town, South Africa

While condoms offer "the most realistic and available protection" against STDs and HIV, the authors noted that these benefits are compromised if the condom breaks or tears. In the current study, the researchers set out to examine condom failure and b...

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S. Africa: Department of Health to Seek Extra Billions to Combat HIV/AIDS

South Africa's Department of Health is planning to request a boost in funding for HIV/AIDS treatment based on estimates of the number of people needing antiretroviral therapy, a senior health official said recently. The extra funds would be administe...

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South Africa: Harnessing World Cup to Change Children's Lives

Alongside next year's World Cup, the "Football for Hope" festival will be training children and teens in South Africa how to play soccer, and how to avoid HIV/AIDS. More than 30 organizations chosen for their success in addressing social issues will ...

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South Africa Is Seen to Lag in HIV Fight

At a French-financed clinic in Orange Farm, South Africa, thousands of young men are flocking to be circumcised. The surgical procedure can reduce the chance of female-to-male HIV transmission by up to 60 percent, and two years ago the World Health O...

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Circumcision May Reduce Female-Male HIV Transmission Risk by 70%, Study Says

Male circumcision can reduce by about 70% the risk of men contracting HIV through sexual intercourse with women, according to a study conducted by French and South African researchers, the Wall Street Journal reports. Lead researcher Bertran Auvert, ...