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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...

2013-06-30 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...

2013-04-16 13:50:22

Study examines changes in the penis microbiome Male circumcision reduces the abundance of bacteria living on the penis and might help explain why circumcision offers men some protection against HIV, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Removing the foreskin caused a significant shift in the bacterial community or microbiome of the penis, according to a study published today by the online journal mBio. This international collaboration...

2012-11-27 12:29:57

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AVAC today issued a "top five" list of global actions needed in 2013 to accelerate HIV prevention efforts and preserve the opportunity to end the AIDS epidemic. The recommendations address urgent, unresolved challenges that threaten the delivery of powerful new HIV prevention methods that could help dramatically reduce the 2.5 million new HIV infections that occur worldwide every year. They include critical actions to speed access to HIV...

2012-08-21 21:55:22

Procedure linked to prevention of sexually transmitted infections and related cancers A team of disease experts and health economists at Johns Hopkins warns that steadily declining rates of U.S. infant male circumcision could add more than $4.4 billion in avoidable health care costs if rates over the next decade drop to levels now seen in Europe. In a report to be published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine online Aug. 20, the Johns Hopkins experts say the added...

2012-07-24 02:28:39

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This evening the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the World Health Organization (WHO), AVAC and Champions for an HIV-Free Generation brought together African political and traditional leaders, as well as key figures in the international HIV response, for a satellite event at the 19th International AIDS Conference 2012. This unique group of leaders shared...

2012-07-23 02:25:38

Report released at AIDS 2012 calls for sustained funding of HIV prevention research to achieve our collective vision of zero new HIV infections WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A decade of unprecedented investment in HIV prevention research has led to major scientific breakthroughs in vaccines, microbicides, voluntary medical male circumcision, treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, but sustained financing will be needed to capitalize on these...

2012-06-29 06:25:28

NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Study results published in the July issue of the Journal of AIDS provide further evidence of the safety, effectiveness, and acceptability among men and service providers of the Shang Ring, a novel medical device that could vastly increase access to male circumcision in countries hardest hit by the HIV epidemic. The latest finding by researchers from EngenderHealth, Weill Cornell Medical College, FHI 360 and Homa Bay, Kenya, confirms...

2011-11-30 12:57:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AVAC today issued a three-part, science-based agenda for ending the AIDS epidemic within our lifetimes. The new report, titled The End?, is a unique strategic vision encompassing key steps to accelerate impact with existing HIV prevention tools, emerging strategies and longer term research. It identifies critical priorities in each of these areas and advances specific recommendations for both 2012 and for the next decade. "The past year has...

2011-07-20 14:32:10

Researchers presenting late breaking research on the final day of the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) have today focussed on new studies in the field of circumcision, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and antiretroviral treatment. The IAS 2011 conference has been attended by over 5000 researchers, clinicians and community leaders since Sunday in Rome.     * The roll-out of male circumcision in the South African township of Orange Farm...