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  • Circumcision

    There is strong biological and epidemiological evidence that circumcised men are less vulnerable to HIV infection via heterosexual intercourse than uncircumcised men....

    From: Preventing HIV

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  • Male circumcision

    There is strong biological and epidemiological evidence that circumcised men are less vulnerable to HIV infection via heterosexual intercourse than uncircumcised men. Circumcision is believed to...

    From: HIV transmission & testing

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  • Zimbabwe: Male Celebrities Get Circumcised in Response to HIV

    Musicians and soccer stars are among a group of Zimbabwean celebrities who have undergone male circumcision as a symbolic and practical act to fight HIV.

    11 April 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • Mitchell Warren: Narrow the Gulf Between HIV Prevention Research and Reality

    Alongside the string of new research advances is the realization that we're failing to deliver what already works today to people in need. This has to be the year where we honor their commitment by following through on our promise to deliver proven options to the communities where they live.

    12 March 2014 | Huffington Post
  • Defying Elders and Changing Zambian Tradition

    David Mubita has long been known in the family as a fool for starting trouble. The latest was getting circumcised secretly and nearly cast out by Grandfather Ndumwa. But Mubita may turn out to be the wisest in the family.

    05 March 2014 | Inter Press Service
  • Male circumcision 'doesn’t affect sexual satisfaction'

    A systematic review of the scientific literature has concluded that circumcision has no adverse effect on sexual performance or satisfaction.

    12 December 2013 | NHS Behind the Headlines
  • Mass circumcision drive in Rwanda to curb HIV

    Rwanda aims to non-surgically circumcise 700,000 adult men by 2016 as part of strategy to achieve AIDS-free generation.

    27 November 2013 | Aljazeera.com
  • Creating a New Norm in Non-Circumcising Ethiopian Province

    Ethiopia has one of the highest circumcised male populations in Africa – 93 percent, according to a 2005 survey by the Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey. But the dominant ethnic groups of the Nuer and the Anuak in Gambella have until recently regarded the procedure with suspicion and as an instrument of “imperious foreigners”, disliked because of their historic attempts to change the Nuer culture. They also feared that it could cause impotency.

    26 November 2013 | Inter Press Service
  • A cut too far? Zambia is still 75 per cent short of its target of two million male circumcisions by 2015

    In the fourth part of his 3,000 mile journey through Africa’s Aids epidemic, Jeremy Laurance finds that the ‘surgical vaccine’ is proving hard to sell – to wives and girlfriends

    21 November 2013 | The Independent
  • Halting and Reversing the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Uganda

    Expanding coverage and uptake of a mix of different HIV/AIDS prevention methods, including testing and male circumcision could boost Uganda’s fight against HIV/AIDS.

    18 November 2013 | Brookings
  • AIDS prevention: Africa's circumcision challenge

    To combat the spread of HIV, health officials plan to circumcise 20 million men in Africa, but some have concerns about the aftermath.

    18 November 2013 | Nature
  • Circumcision: Cut to Fit

    Major studies support circumcision as prevention in Africa but a small yet vocal group argues the science is flawed.

    08 October 2013 | Poz
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