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2014-02-20 16:25:12

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdamAndEve.com (http://www.adamandeve.com/news), America's most trusted source for adult products, is never shy when it comes to asking questions about sex. This month, the company asked women if they had a preference when it comes to a circumcised or uncircumcised penis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110223/LA51821LOGO) Over 54% of the women polled said they prefer a circumcised penis, followed by 33% who had no...

2014-01-09 20:21:05

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AVAC today issued the following statement from AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren on the nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx as the new Ambassador and US Global Coordinator: "We at AVAC are extremely excited that President Obama has nominated an innovative and visionary person to lead the U.S. government's fight against HIV/AIDS. The program, now 10 years old, is at a critical juncture, and Dr. Deborah Birx is the ideal leader for the...

2013-12-09 08:30:18

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report released today, AVAC calls on funders and researchers to capitalize on lessons learned from a range of recent HIV prevention trials with better problem solving, more critical thinking and coordinated action around large-scale human trials, faster roll out of proven options and ongoing research for new advances that women and men will want to use. This year's AVAC Report, entitled Research and Reality, pays...

2013-10-09 12:25:54

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PR Newswire Editor's note: The content of this statement may disturb some readers. Rael, spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement (IRM), today expressed his support for a Council of Europe resolution that refers to male circumcision as "a violation of the physical integrity of children" and also called upon nations to reach "a consensus on the rights of children to protect them against violations of their physical...

2013-09-30 23:45:40

Scores of volunteers, who call themselves intactivists, will gather on public property at the corner of Dixmyth and Clifton Avenues, near the hospital, hoping to convince Good Samaritan to halt the study that seeks to determine which of two circumcision clamps causes more bleeding and more pain. Protestors charge that the experiment inflicts needless suffering on individuals who cannot consent, and thus constitutes a clear violation of medical ethics, and human rights. Cincinnati, OH...

Wavering Doctoral Advice Leads To Fewer Circumcisions
2013-08-22 12:32:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the CDC's  National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found the rate of hospital circumcisions has declined over the past 30 years. According to the government report, the percentage of circumcisions for newborn boys in the US has declined by 10 percent overall from 1979 to 2010, with the highest point in 1981 at 64.9 percent and the lowest in 2007 at 55.4 percent. The report was based on data from the National...

2013-06-30 04:20:10

New global report released at IAS 2013 highlights funding trends, opportunities and challenges for HIV prevention R&D KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, June 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent breakthroughs in HIV prevention research have confirmed the promise of new options to help end the AIDS epidemic and highlight the urgent need for ongoing research to develop additional prevention options and support rapid rollout of proven ones. However, continued progress requires a broader base...

2013-06-30 04:20:06

NEW YORK, June 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines that will greatly expand the number of people eligible for antiretroviral (ARV) treatment around the world are critical and must be implemented with comprehensive programs to curb new HIV infections in order to stay on the road to ending AIDS, AVAC said today. "These guidelines are a landmark in the fight against AIDS," said Mitchell Warren, AVAC executive director. "But guidelines alone...

2013-06-12 16:26:31

AVAC Calls for Accelerated Action to Get PrEP to Those Who Can Benefit From It NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from the Bangkok Tenofovir Study published online today in The Lancet provide additional evidence that daily oral tenofovir-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) reduces HIV infection risk when taken consistently. The results from the study--the first conducted among people who inject drugs--are consistent with previous studies among men and women...

2013-05-29 16:25:11

First Trial for Tomasik and Kotin After Launching New Firm CHICAGO, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Cook County jury on Tuesday returned a verdict of $1,357,901.12 on behalf of a 5-year-old boy who suffered a partial amputation of the tip of his penis during a circumcision procedure performed when he was 12-hours-old. The defendant, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Marc S. Feldstein, M.D., delivered Daniel Burden on October 4, 2007 at Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital. The...