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S. Africa halts rollout of circumcision device

The South African government has halted the rollout of a controversial male circumcision device, health department spokesman Fidel Hadebe said Wednesday.

Published
08 December 2010
From
Washington Post
Rwanda: Over Two Million to Be Circumcised By 2012

The National AIDS Control Commission has set a target of having at least 2 million men circumcised by the year 2012, as a way of curbing the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Published
06 December 2010
From
AllAfrica
US funds circumcision to fight AIDS in Zimbabwe

The U.S. ranks high on President Robert Mugabe's enemies list but at ground level it is leading a war on AIDS that may help save the life of 32yearold Tineyi Marokwe and hundreds of thousands of other Zimbabweans.

Published
14 November 2010
From
Associated Press
KENYA: Counselling key to success of male cut

When Kenya launched its national voluntary male circumcision campaign in 2008, critics worried that it could lead to greater sexual risk-taking - but men in the western Nyanza Province seem to be disproving this theory.

Published
03 November 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
KZN government to circumcise prisoners

The KwaZulu-Natal government will soon start circumcising prisoners to reduce HIV infections among inmates, says health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo. The Tara Klamp device will be used for the operations, despite criticisms of its safety record.

Published
29 October 2010
From
Times Live
Parly HIV plan: MPs must circumcise, test for HIV

Members of Parliament are expected to take HIV tests for the next four years and the males are advised to also circumcise, Swaziland's HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan proposes.

Published
25 October 2010
From
Times of Swaziland
Tender details get the KLamp

The decision by the KwaZulu-Natal health department to award a tender for the supply of a controversial circumcision device, the Tara KLamp, has been obscured by a cloud of mystery.

Published
01 October 2010
From
Mail & Guardian
Zimbabwe: Neonatal circumcision yet to gain ground

Judith Sikhosana recently gave birth to a healthy baby boy. And while she has strictly followed the advice of health workers about the post-natal care for her child, there is one thing she is yet to understand: why nurses want her baby to be circumcised.

Published
30 September 2010
From
Inter Press Service
KENYA: Infant male circumcision for HIV prevention "promising"

Circumcising infant boys could become part of Kenya's voluntary male circumcision programme, at present restricted to over-15s, if an ongoing pilot project in the western province of Nyanza recommends it.

Published
28 September 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
'Give boys snip' to cut HIV risk

Australian experts are sure to reignite circumcision debate after claiming procedure is "common sense".

Published
19 September 2010
From
News.com.au

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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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