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2013 Integrated strategies for combination HIV prevention: principles and examples for men who have sex with men in the Americas and heterosexual African populations
Combination HIV prevention is of high priority for increasing the impact of partially efficacious HIV prevention interventions for specific ...
2013 Understanding and addressing socio-cultural barriers to medical male circumcision in traditionally non-circumcising rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa
Given recent clinical trials establishing the safety and efficacy of adult medical male circumcision (MMC) in Africa, attention has now shif...
2013 Lessons learnt in a HIV behavioural survey using respondent driven sampling (RDS) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in three South African cities
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2013 HIV testing is associated with increased knowledge and reductions in sexual risk behaviours among men in Cape Town, South Africa
HIV testing benefits those who test positive, allowing them to receive treatment, but the benefits for those who test negative remain contro...