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Experts divided over baby circumcision plan

Medical experts in South Africa disagree over a proposal to circumcise newborns routinely to prevent HIV, included in the new HIV Action Plan.

Published
23 August 2011
From
Times of South Africa
Circumcise or Don't? Quandary for Parents

More and more parents are starting to think seriously about whether to circumcise their newborn boys. And many of them are finding that it’s a question without easy answers, not least because guidance from many leading medical organizations has been equivocal.

Published
22 August 2011
From
New York Times
Circumcision: Rwanda's quick cut to fight HIV

 In Rwanda, Matthew Stein looks at government efforts to convince men to consider circumcision through a new non-surgical procedure that is cheaper, cleaner and more accessible.

Published
25 July 2011
From
BBC
Adult male circumcision – new developments

Most countries are still using relatively expensive surgical procedures that require anaesthetic, at least a couple of health workers and a six-week healing period. However, several new devices could revolutionize the amount of time, labour and money involved, enabling countries to rapidly scale up their programmes. 

Published
25 July 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
Africa: Political Leadership Key to Male Circumcision Success

Countries that have been quick to incorporate medical male circumcision into their HIV prevention programmes are already seeing good results compared with those that have been slower to embrace the procedure, say experts.

Published
19 July 2011
From
AllAfrica
Africa’s male circumcision programs exceed targets, grow more efficient

The leader in the medical male circumcision (MMC) campaigns underway in sub-Saharan Africa by far, Kenya has successfully serviced 290,000 men and adolescents in the past 2.9 years.

Published
18 July 2011
From
Science Speaks
Swazi king endorses mass circumcision in bid to fight HIV

Swaziland's King Mswati III called Friday for his male subjects to get circumcised as he endorsed a campaign aimed at tackling the world's highest HIV infection rate.

Published
15 July 2011
From
AFP
Pro / Con: The debate over circumcising baby boys

This November, voters in San Francisco are expected to weigh in on a controversial topic: whether parents should be allowed to circumcise their baby boys. The proposition, backed by members of an anti-circumcision group that calls its members "intactivists," has ignited heated debate.

Published
10 July 2011
From
Los Angeles Times
Kenyan study reveals why some men fear circumcision

The length of post-surgical period one is required to abstain from sex is among reasons discouraging men from going for circumcision in Nyanza. A study indicates some men believed they would have to abstain from sex for up to six months, which many consider too long a period.

Published
07 July 2011
From
The Standard
Uganda: Museveni warns on male circumcision

President Yoweri Museveni has cautioned Ugandans not to consider male circumcision as the remedy and automatic control of HIV/AIDS infection.

Published
06 July 2011
From
New Vision

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

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We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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