Biomedical Prevention

[Film] In It to Save Lives: Scaling Up VMMC for HIV Prevention for Maximum Public Health Impact

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In It to Save Lives tells the story of how governments and communities in Kenya and Swaziland, with technical and financial support from the WHO, UNAIDS, PEPFAR, USAID, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have embraced voluntary medical male circumcision to turn the tide of the HIV epidemic in their countries. 

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  • AIDSTAR-One

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2011

[Film] It's About the People: Tanzania's VMMC Program Gets it Right

It's About the People: Tanzania's VMMC Program Gets it Right

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It's About the People: Tanzania's VMMC Program Gets it Right

It's About the People: Tanzania's VMMC Program Gets it Right, a film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Lisa Russell and narrated by Common, documents USAID's successful voluntary medical male circumcision program in Tanzania.

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  • AIDSFree
  • MCHIP

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2015

Leveraging Local Intelligence: Use of Volunteer Community Advocates Leads to A Five-Fold Increase in Number of VMMCs in Routine Services in Tanzania

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This poster describes the steps AIDSFree took to replace CHPs with VCAs, a results review pre- and post-replacement, conclusions, and recommendations.

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  • AIDSFree

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2017

AIDSFree Prevention Update: September 2016

AIDSFree Prevention Update: September 2016

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV Risk in Serodiscordant Couples

From: Journal of the American Medical Association

This study found that PrEP use among serodiscordant heterosexual and same-sex couples who had condomless sex was highly effective. No linked transmissions were observed between partners. However, there remains an estimated 20 percent risk of HIV transmission among serodiscordant couples over a 10-year period.

Combine Social Protection Interventions to Maximize HIV Prevention Among Children and Adolescents

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2016

AIDSFree Prevention Update: March 2016

AIDSFree Prevention Update: March 2016

In Focus this month:

Global Epidemiology Study Shows Resistance to Tenofovir
(From: The Lancet Infectious Diseases)
This collaborative study showed that the prevalence of HIV drug resistance against the commonly used antiretroviral drug tenofovir is far higher than expected, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors recommended optimizing treatment and surveillance, since tenofovir is the "backbone" drug recommended by the World Health Organization for people starting HIV treatment.

Preexposure Prophylaxis Revolution
(From: Current Opinion in HIV & AIDS)
This editorial summarized opportunities and challenges of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a new prevention tool that promises significant contributions to global HIV programs. The authors said that since implementation is just beginning, programs should consider offering PrEP first to high-risk individuals who already know that they need more protection than is currently available.

Combination Social Protection Significantly Reduces HIV Risk Behavior amongst Adolescents in South Africa
(From: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes)
This study found that social protection interventions are more effective when implemented in combination than alone. Appropriate combinations of cash transfers, free schooling, school feeding, parental monitoring, and teacher support have the potential to reduce adolescents' risks of HIV.

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  • AIDSFree

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2016

Condom Services in Two Ugandan HIV Prevention and Treatment Programs

Condom Services in Two Ugandan HIV Prevention and Treatment Programs

To add to the limited evidence on condom counseling in the context of biomedical interventions, the Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project conducted a case study that closely examined approaches for providing condom services, and the quality of services, in two Ugandan programs that offer antiretroviral therapy (ART) and combination HIV prevention services.

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  • AIDSFree

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2015

Toward Adolescent-Friendly Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services: Older Adolescents Report Relatively Less Satisfaction with Counseling

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Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is being rolled out in Tanzania as part of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare’s HIV prevention strategy, with a focus on men 10–34 years.

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  • MCHIP

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2015

Poster: Overcoming Seasonality in Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision--A Case Study from Tanzania

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Seasonality refers to demand that fluctuates with the season. Most of the 14 voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) priority countries experience at least some seasonality with regard to VMMC preferences.

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  • AIDSFree

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2015

Use of Novel Geographic Information Systems Improves Planning, Delivery, and Tracking of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Scale-Up in Tanzania

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Jhpiego has supported the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (funded by the United States Agency for International Development through PEPFAR) since 2009 in three regions of Tanzania with a combined goal of providing 581,407 voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMCs) (80% of uncircumcised males aged 10–34) by 2015.

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2015

Parents’ Views and Acceptability of Early Infant Male Circumcision Integrated into Maternal/Child Health Services in Iringa, Tanzania

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In 2007, WHO and UNAIDS issued voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) recommendations for three key age groups (infants, adolescents, adults) as an HIV prevention strategy.

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