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Institutionalizing and sustaining social change in health systems: the case of Uganda

AbstractThe key to high impact health services is institutionalizing and sustaining programme evaluation.


HIV-Related Sexual Risk Among Transgender Men Who Are Gay, Bisexual, or Have Sex With Men

Background: This study is among the first to examine factors associated with HIV-related sexual risk among transgender men and other transmasculine persons who are gay, bisexual, or have sex with men (T-GBMSM).


Uptake of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in a National Cohort of Gay and Bisexual Men in…

Objectives: The HIV care cascade provides milestones to track the progress of HIV-positive people from seroconversion through viral suppression.


Semen Bacterial Concentrations and HIV-1 RNA Shedding Among HIV-1–Seropositive Kenyan Men

Introduction: HIV-1 is transmitted through semen from men to their sexual partners.


Sexual health status of women who have regular sexual relations with men who have sex with men…

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a high-risk group for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.


A Medical Provider’s Perspective on Treating Undocumented U.S. Immigrants

As I was writing this article I received a message from a medical friend in the Midwest regarding one of her patients: “Liz, I need Read More


World Vasectomy Day 2016 in Nairobi Will Be Our Best Yet

When I first started World Vasectomy Day, I was often asked why I would take time from filmmaking to help launch a movement. I explained that ever since 9/11, it no longer felt sufficient to tell stories in hopes of making a difference—I wanted to be part of something that actually is the difference.So I spent the better part of a decade seeking a story so powerful that in its telling I could make a contribution towards a healthier, even happier planet. During that time, three things became increasingly apparent:1. Information and communication technology (ICT) is not only changing the way we can distribute our work, it’s changing the nature of storytelling itself. ICT makes it possible to engage audiences in determining the third act (or what the global health community calls “ results” ).2


The Liberia Men’s Health Screening Program for Ebola virus: win-win-win for survivor,…

Among the most important findings to have emerged from the massive 2013–16 outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa is the delayed clearance of virus from the semen of men who survived the disease1–4 and the consequent risk of sexual transmission of the virus, although this seems to be rare.5 In The Lancet Global Health, Moses J Soka and colleagues6 used data from the largest cohort (n=466) of male survivors reported so far from the Men’s Health Screening Program in Liberia to further expand our understanding of this important issue.


On Risk Estimation versus Risk Stratification in Early Prostate Cancer

by Sigrid V. Carlsson, Michael W. Kattan In a Perspective article, Sigrid Carlsson and Michael Kattan discuss Gnanapragasam and colleagues’ accompanying research study on refining risk stratification in early prostate cancer.


AIDS 2016: A preconference event highlights rights, demands, and continued neglect of gay and…

Categories: AIDS2016Incidence, prevalence, laws and policies show: “We in fact are being left behind” DURBAN, South Africa – What if, as global HIV program leaders pursue unprecedented goals to close testing and treatment gaps, international donors cut their contributions to efforts in the hardest hit countries, leaving governments of those countries to pick up the slack? And what […](Read more…)


International Community Must ‘Do Better’ In Responding To HIV Among MSM

The Lancet: The global response to HIV in men who have sex with men Chris Beyrer of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and colleagues “In July, 2012, The Lancet published a series on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men…More


Brief Report: Macrophage Activation in HIV-Infected Adolescent Males Contributes to…

Abstract: Accumulating evidence suggests that rates of low bone mass are greater in HIV-infected males than females.


Kenyan Court Upholds Government’s Use Of Anal Exams On Men Suspected Of Being Gay; Human…

New York Times: Judge in Kenya Upholds Use of Anal Exams for Men Suspected of Being Gay “Human rights groups expressed outrage on Thursday over a Kenyan court’s decision to uphold mandatory anal examinations of men who were suspected of being gay. … On Thursday, a court in Mombasa denied a petition to overturn the…More


The prevalence of depressive symptoms among fathers and associated risk factors during the…

Increasing evidence suggests that postnatal paternal depression is associated with adverse emotional, behavioural and cognitive outcomes in children.


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