Voluntary male circumcision has a positive impact in South Africa

Through the provision of voluntary medical male circumcision, South Africa has managed to avert 650-thousands new HIV infections among men. Research has proven that this can reduce the risk of female-to-male sexual transmission of HIV by as much as sixty per cent. As one of the countries with the largest HIV prevalance in the world, South Africa has over 7-million people living with HIV and about 300-thousands new infections annually. In 2002 a study was designed in Orange Farm, south of Johanesburg, to measure the effectiveness of circumcision in reducing the rate of HIV infection. Ditaba Tsotetsi filed this reports...
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