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But the high rate of HIV infections, despite gold-standard care in the trial, is a call to action for improved HIV prevention and contraceptive choice for women that addresses social and structural factors influencing behavior.
A CCP project increased five-fold the number of men in two Mozambican provinces undergoing circumcision in just two years. Circumcision is an HIV prevention strategy.
“Understanding the perspective of men is critical to tailoring health communication and clinical services to meet their needs,” says CCP’s Natalie Tibbels. Her research is published in the journal PLOS ONE.
A clinical trial is exploring a potential link between certain contraceptives and HIV acquisition. Careful dissemination of the findings is vital to keeping women safe and family planning momentum going, says CCP’s Susan Krenn.
“Ending stigma and discrimination is essential to halting the spread of HIV,” says CCP’s Beth Mallalieu. The successful program was used in Mozambique.
“It’s quick and it’s easy. It reduces work for health workers and improves the client’s experience at the same time,” says CCP’s Thomas Ofem. “It’s making decisions in real time and getting results.”
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