Forty-Thousand Males in Kenya Circumcised During Recent HIV Prevention Initiative
January 5, 2011
More than 40,000 males were circumcised in Kenya during a recent government-sponsored initiative to help prevent HIV/AIDS, the Daily Nation reports. In total, "[m]ore than 250,000 males have been circumcised ... giving Kenya the highest number of young men circumcised under the HIV prevention programme in the world," according to the news service that adds the "programme hopes to reach 1.1 million males and prevent an estimated 900,000 new HIV infections for over 20 years" (1/3).
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