Saturday, September 29, 2007

Rwanda to urge male circumcision in AIDS fight

So, apparently there's an HIV/AIDS epidemic in parts of Africa. The Rwandan government is trying a new tactic to fight it: encouraging male circumcision. Studies show that this reduces the risk of transmission by about 60%! But only 1 in every five males are circumcized. The details about how exactly they're going to implement the plan are still a bit sketchy, but they include training health workers and producing a nationwide public campaign for the procedure.

The link to the story is here:;_ylt=AiyCg4hEh1tw9reeOiIX3bjVJRIF

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