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The "girl effect"

Adolescent girls play an important role in influencing adolescent boys’ decisions about getting circumcised, new research suggests.

Opponents criticise initiation bill

Traditional leaders expressed opposition to a bill proposed by the government of South African to prevent deaths and injuries at initiation schools

HIV declines in Kenyan county

New HIV infections among adults in Kenya’s Siaya County have dropped by half since 2011

Researchers identify counselling gaps

Better counselling of younger clients is needed to ensure continued progress in reducing new HIV infections through VMMC

New HIV infections halved in Rakai

The rate of new HIV infections has been reduced by 58 percent in Uganda’s Rakai District after increases in ART, viral suppression, and male circumcision