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Governments in Tanzania, Swaziland Offer Male Circumcision Drives in Effort to Reduce HIV/AIDS Transmission

February 8, 2011

IRIN/PlusNews reports on a program underway in Tanzania that's offering men ages 10-34 circumcisions free-of-charge in an effort to drive down HIV/AIDS transmission. The program, which is receiving support from the U.S., "aims to reach 2.8 million men and boys within the next five years," according to the news service. Specifically, it "will focus on seven regions in western Tanzania where levels of male circumcision are particularly low" (2/7). Also, the Swazi Observer reports the Swaziland Ministry of Health, with funding from PEPFAR, "will soon be unveiling a creative and ambitious campaign to circumcise at least 152,000 men by the end of the year" (Mabuza, 2/7).

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