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African Women Discuss Medical Male Circumcision (MMC)

December 17, 2010

A new report from the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) and ATHENA Network's Women?s HIV Prevention Tracking Project summarizes the perspectives of women from Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Uganda on MMC for HIV prevention, according to an AVAC press release (12/13). The report, based on interviews with about 500 women in HIV-affected communities "provides reason for the cautious rollout of" MMC and "recommendations on how to program its scale-up to ensure MMC is safe and beneficial to whole communities," according to a summary (December 2010).

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