Weekly HIV News Updates 06-11-2013

Every week we have a “newsletter” which gets emailed to CARES staff and board members.  Its purpose is to highlight recent HIV-related news from the United States as well as other countries.  A short informational teaser lets everyone know what each news item is about and a link is included at the end for those who have an interest in reading the story in its entirety.  We pull information from various news, government and health-related websites, as well as personal blogs.  From time to time we include links to webinars that might be useful in the work that we do.

Here is this week’s update:

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention

Men have the opportunity to reduce their risk of HIV infection by nearly 60 percent by undergoing voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). This procedure could save millions of lives and billions of dollars in HIV/AIDS treatment costs.

An added benefit is that this procedure is drawing millions of men into health services–some for their very first time.

Men have the opportunity to reduce their risk of HIV infection by nearly 60 percent by undergoing voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). This procedure could save millions of lives and billions of dollars in HIV/AIDS treatment costs.

An added benefit is that this procedure is drawing millions of men into health services–some for their very first time.

Read the blog by Ambassador Eric Goosby, MDU.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-eric-goosby-md/male-circumcision-hiv-aids_b_3384600.html

 

Liquid Injectable Silicone Safe For Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

Alastair Carruthers, FRCPC, clinical professor of the department of dermatology and skin science at the         University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and fellow researchers studied 20 Caucasian patients aged 34 to 58 years (18 men) with HIV-related facial lipoatrophy(FLA). The patients were treated with liquid injectable silicone over a maximum of six sessions. Patients were evaluated after treatment.  After the fifth session, 15 patients had complete correction of their Carruthers Lipoatrophy Severity Scale score, with 17 patients having complete correction at 9 months after the procedure. Most patients maintained correction at the 18-month follow-up.

Read more about the study at:  http://www.healio.com/dermatology/aesthetic-cosmetic-surgery/news/online/%7B972A7E96-014D-497C-90EF-5C5D55ED0E76%7D/Liquid-injectable-silicone-effective-safe-for-treating-HIV-patients-with-facial-lipoatrophy

 

Three High-Tech STD Prevention Tools For Adults and Teens

News you can use about three new high tech STD-prevention tools for cell phone users:

1. Qpid.me—a free website where users can text and share their verified STD results with potential partners.

2. STDTriage— If you’re concerned that you might have an STD, the STDTriage app lets you take a pic of a skin problem and anonymously notify a licensed dermatologist. For about $40, you can submit your image for review and expect a response within a day or less.

3. Sotheycanknow.org – is a U.S.-based service that lets users send anonymous messages to former partners – that they may have been exposed to STDs.

To learn more visit: http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/16055/20130530/sexually-transmitted-infections-sti-technology-tools-std-test-sexual-health.htm#Sl6VFQ52Fq1KKd37.99

 

 

 

 

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