Yes, we possess the tools to end the HIV epidemic!

Samson Kironde, Chief of Party of the STAR-EC project in Uganda, argues that the end of HIV is within our reach, but immediate and persistent action must be taken to break down the cultural, societal, and structural barriers that remain obstructions to that goal.

Reducing the spread of HIV through voluntary medical male circumcision: JSI’s experience in East Central Uganda

About eight years ago three randomized controlled studies showed done in Uganda, Kenya and South Africa showed that male circumcision for sexually active men provides up to 60% protection against HIV infection. Increasingly with support from PEPFAR, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is being added to other HIV prevention interventions in high HIV prevalence and … Continue reading “Reducing the spread of HIV through voluntary medical male circumcision: JSI’s experience in East Central Uganda”

Reducing the Spread of HIV through voluntary medical male circumcision: JSI’s experience in East Central Uganda

About eight years ago three randomized controlled studies showed done in Uganda, Kenya and South Africa showed that male circumcision for sexually active men provides up to 60% protection against HIV infection. Increasingly with support from PEPFAR, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is being added to other HIV prevention interventions in high HIV prevalence and low male circumcision prevalence areas, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mike Farabaugh: I began working in HIV when…

In 2000 I joined a volunteer program and began to work with a local NGO in Tanzania. My prior professional experience had been as a Teach For America corps member/school teacher in Texas and helping to resettle newly arrived refugees in Vermont. So I figured that I’d use one of the two professional interests in my work in Tanzania.