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12:59 07/09/2010
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Can male circumcision reduce HIV and AIDS?

What is VSO’s position on male circumcision? Does the organisation advocate for males to be circumcised as an approach towards reducing HIV and AIDS? When and how should the procedure be carried out?

You can get answers to the above and many other questions from our newly published paper ‘VSO’s positionRead more »

12:59 07/09/2010

Right Here, Right Now – No Retreat, Fund AIDS!

The conference was held at the Reed Messe Wien, Vienna Austria and attended by participants coming from more than 180 countries. It was a well-organised conference with good facilities that makes it comfortable for participants to move around and learn. The venue of the conference is located within the city centre and accessible by underground… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010

Hello everyone!

As you read this, most definitely I and my VSO colleagues  will be busy running up and down in the Global Village  in Vienna! Yes, you read right, Vienna is where everything HIV & AIDS  will be happening for the next four days starting today. It is the XVIII (18th) International AIDS Conference will be taking place starting… Read more »

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Can male circumcision reduce HIV and AIDS?

What is VSO’s position on male circumcision? Does the organisation advocate for males to be circumcised as an approach towards reducing HIV and AIDS? When and how should the procedure be carried out?

You can get answers to the above and many other questions from our newly published paper ‘VSO’s positionRead more »