Response to Ronald Gray, Male circumcision and HIV acquisition and transmission: cohort studies in Rakai, Uganda

Daniel T Halperin
Helen A Weiss
Richard Hayes
Bertran Auvert
Robert C Bailey
Jack Caldwell
Thomas Coates
Nancy Padian
Malcolm Potts
Allan Ronald
Roger Short
Brian Williams
Jeffrey Klausner

This response article discussed the potential role of male circumcision in HIV prevention

Published in AIDS, 3 29 2002, 16(5):810-2; author reply 809-10

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Partner reduction is crucial for balanced “ABC” approach to HIV prevention

James D Shelton
Daniel T Halperin
Vinand Nantulya
Malcolm Potts
Helene D Gayle
King K Holmes

Behaviour change programmes to prevent HIV have mainly promoted condom use or abstinence, while partner reduction remains the neglected component of ABC

The key to preventing the spread of HIV, especially in epidemics driven mainly by heterosexual transmission, is through changing sexual behaviour. Interest has been growing in an “ABC” approach in which A stands for abstinence or delay of sexual activity, B for be faithful, and C for condom use. Although “be faithful” literally implies monogamy, it also includes reductions incasual sex and multiple sexual partnerships (and related...

Osur et al.’s Implementation of misoprostol for postabortion care in Kenya and Uganda: a qualitative evaluation

Joanna Ortega
Nuriye Nalan-Sahin Hodoglugil
Molly Moran

Osur and colleagues’ article on the evaluation findings of implementing misoprostol for post- abortion care (PAC) in Kenya and Uganda provides valuable lessons learned and best practices. Venture Strategies Innovations (VSI), a global health non-profit organization, is currently introducing misoprostol for PAC with the Ministries of Health (MOH) in Rwanda and Zimbabwe, and based on our ongoing implementation experiences, we would suggest a few additional lessons.