Kenya HIV/AIDS: The Cutting Edge (multimedia)

Posted on 24 June 2008. Filed under: Governance, Public Health |


Photo: Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
Boys waiting to be circumcised at Migosi health centre, Nyanza

KISUMU, 24 June 2008 (PlusNews) – The reproductive health NGO, Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK), has started a mobile circumcision pilot project in the western, largely non-circumcising province of Nyanza.

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IRIN/PlusNews recently visited one MSK mobile clinic in a suburb of Kisumu, the capital of Nyanza, where a large number of men and boys turned up for the procedure.

Kenya is preparing to roll out a national campaign to promote male circumcision as a tool in the prevention of HIV/AIDS, following studies in 2006 that showed the procedure to reduce a man’s risk of contracting HIV by as much as 60 percent.

Links:
At the Cutting edge – male circumcision and HIV
Kenya: Government to roll out male circumcision

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[…] Kenya HIV/AIDS: The Cutting Edge (multimedia)Photo: Manoocher Deghati/IRIN Boys waiting to be circumcised at Migosi health centre, Nyanza KISUMU, 24 June 2008 (PlusNews) – The reproductive health NGO, Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK), has started a mobile circumcision pilot project in the … […]

I’m curious as to how that works. I had never heard that circumcision was a factor in a male’s ability to contract HIV. Amazing that it reduces risk by such a high percentage.

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