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Safe Male Circumcision To Reduce The Risk Of HIV Acquisition Among Men

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Sexually active men given voluntary male circumcision
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Safe Male Circumcision To Reduce The Risk Of HIV Acquisition Among Men

Created On : 12 January 2018 - Last Updated : 12 January 2018

Over 500 men above the age of 10 were circumcised during the Mildmay Uganda’s 10 days (10th-20th October 2017) safe male circumcision (SMC) camp held in the Luwero cluster.

Mildmay Uganda has adopted the voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) approach towards accelerating HIV/AIDS epidemic control. This approach is recognized as an additional intervention to reduce the risk of male heterosexually acquired HIV infection implemented as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention package.

Through funding from CDC, Mildmay Uganda is implementing and supporting VMMC scale up activities in 13 static health units across 6 districts in Mubende region.

19-year- old Mwanda Ethan says, “I have been to SMC camps twice and because of nervousness I end up going back home without being circumcised. But this time round, have decided to be strong and accept this surgery it being a health recommendationforyoungmenlike me who are sexually active.” According to the world health organization, male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexual men getting HIV by approximately 60%


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