Kenya HIV/AIDS: The Cutting Edge (multimedia)
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|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.