Medical male circumcision shown to prevent thousands of HIV infections

URC's Donna Jacobs, Chief of Party for the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, co-authored an article on the benefits of medical male circumcision, and its impact on promoting HIV testing and other medical check-ups.  

The article follows a South African man and his journey to reducing his risk of contracting HIV by up to 60%. Mathematical modeling has shown that medical male circumcisions will help to prevent thousands of HIV infections at a relatively low cost when compared to other interventions. Medical male circumcision services play a crucial role in ensuring men access healthcare earlier, and, in the process, are linked to holistic care and treatment for any other medical conditions they may be suffering from. It will play a crucial role in achieving the United Nations goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030

Read the full article on the Bhekisisa website.

Medical male circumcision helps to prevent certain cancers in men and their female sexual partners. (Photos: Oupa Nkosi)
Date 
December 06, 2016
Authors 
Sarah Kim, Sr. Communications Specialist
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