Video: Circumcision Decision Part 2 part of Medics attack Church Leaders over escalating HIV/AIDS prevalence rates

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Kampala : Uganda | 2 years ago
The Medical fraternity has attacked Religious Leaders over increased HIV/AIDS prevalence in Uganda. The Chairman of Uganda Islamic Medical Association Majid Kagimu says that...
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Circumcision Decision Part 2

Study Shows Circumcision Won't Stop HIV Transmission Between Men In late August the New York Times reported that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were considering, for the first time, issuing a recommendation on male circumcision. Speculation abounded that they would recommend circumcision of boys (and in some high-risk cases, adult men) to help prevent STD transmission, in particular HIV. This was shortly followed by further research indicating that circumcision has little impact on HIV transmission for men who have sex with men (MSM). In the wake of this news, the already raging controversy over circumcision, and the CDC's role in promoting it, has deepened even further. In recent years circumcision—particularly adult circumcision—has become an important element in HIV prevention in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, "There is now strong evidence from three randomized controlled trials undertaken in Kisumu, Kenya, Rakai District, Uganda and Orange Farm, South Africa that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men by approximately 60%." Circumcision is relatively rare in Africa in comparison to the US, where circumcision rates in newborns are around 60 percent. A recommendation for circumcision for the US would largely reaffirm a common cultural practice, though circumcisions have been in steady decline here as well over the last couple of decades. But such a broad-based circumcision promotion <b>...</b>
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