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Jared Baeten

What Does the HOPE Study Say About the Future of the Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention?

The results were less favorable than expected, but experts -- and women who participated in the trial -- would like to see this prevention tool approved for use.

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Mobile Phone-Based Program Designed to Improve Safer Sex Practices Has Opposite Effect in Uganda, Study Shows

"A mobile phone-based health program designed to improve access to sexual health information and boost safe sex in rural central Uganda had the opposite effect, according to the findings of a ... study published in May," IRIN reports, noting the stud...

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Sex Equally Satisfying With Circumcised Men: Study

A newly published Ugandan study shows women report that sex is equally satisfying, if not more so, following their male partner's circumcision. Health experts hope the findings may help allay concerns across AIDS-hit Africa about the procedure, which...

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Uganda: Doctors Want Compulsory Circumcision of Soldiers

A senior health official in Uganda recently suggested that prison and army personnel should be circumcised to prevent HIV infection. Police, corrections and army officials are among the "most at-risk" populations in Uganda, Dr. Stella Nema, an HIV/AI...

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HAART Use Enlivens Sex Lives of Rural Ugandans, but Does Not Increase Risky Behavior, Study Says

In this transcript, Rebecca Bunnell, Sc.D., of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the impact that antiretroviral use has had on the sexual behavior and HIV risk activities of HIV-infected people in rural Uganda.

Rebecca B...

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Uganda to Introduce No-Cost, Countrywide Male Circumcision Program to Prevent HIV Spread

Uganda's Ministry of Health plans to introduce a no-cost, countrywide male circumcision program in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV, Sam Zaramba, Uganda's director-general of health services, said recently, Uganda's New Vision reports (Bainemig...

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The Probability of HIV-1 Transmission Per Coital Act in Monogamous HIV-Discordant Couples, Rakai, Uganda

The Probability of HIV-1 Transmission Per Coital Act in Monogamous HIV-Discordant Couples, Rakai, Uganda (Slide Session 266) Authored by R. H. Gray, R. Brookmeyer, M. J. Wawer, N. K. Sewankambo, T. C. Quinn, D. Serwadda, and F. Wabwire-MangenVi...