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Aiming towards two million medical male circumcisions

KIGALI, 9 January 2012 (PlusNews) - This will be a busy year for Rwanda's health centres as the country attempts to reach its goal of medically circumcising 50 percent of men by June 2013 as part of HIV prevention efforts. full report

RWANDA: Criminalization of sex work hinders HIV prevention efforts

KIGALI, 17 November 2011 (PlusNews) - Sex workers in Rwanda say the criminalization of their activities, combined with their general isolation from society, means they are often excluded from HIV prevention, treatment and care opportunities. full report

RWANDA: Parents, teachers divided over condom initiative

KIGALI, 24 October 2011 (PlusNews) - A proposed initiative to distribute condoms to Rwandan secondary school students has divided parents, teachers and other members of society, with some cheering the plan and others concerned that teens are not mature enough to use condoms responsibly. full report

RWANDA: Plan to treat HIV discordant couples

KIGALI, 12 September 2011 (PlusNews) - HIV-positive Rwandans in discordant relationships will start taking antiretroviral treatment as soon as they test positive as part of a plan to boost national HIV prevention and treatment efforts. full report

RWANDA: Trial of microbicide ring in final phase

KIGALI, 23 May 2011 (PlusNews) - Rwanda is in the third and final phase of testing a vaginal ring containing antiretrovirals, which, if successful, could provide an important female-controlled method of HIV prevention. full report

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