Botswana to Begin HIV Prevention Campaign That Focuses on Male Circumcision
November 7, 2008
Male circumcision will be a primary focus of Botswana's HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, the Sunday Standard reports. The decision to focus on male circumcision as part of a boost in prevention efforts was announced at the annual planning conference of the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships, which was held recently in Francistown. Presenters at the conference -- themed "Refocusing HIV Prevention: Using Evidence to Inform Future Programming" -- agreed that Botswana must focus on prevention, as well as treatment, care, behavior change and HIV testing. The conference marked the close of Botswana's national strategic HIV/AIDS framework for 2003 to 2009 and brought the country into a new national strategic framework through 2016, the Standard reports.
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