AGAINST HIV/AIDS WITH CIRCUMCISE (The excellence ideas)


CIRCUMCISE

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Have you ever assumed that circumcision has an important role in a reduced risk of HIV?
Recently, as the result of the International AIDS Conference in Toronto 13-18 August 2006, circumcision has become one of some recomendations to enforce for preventing the spreading of HIV-AIDS.
Therecomendation is based o  research which organized by W>B Sateren et all, among tea plantation residents in Kericho, Kenya. HiV testing method was done by ELISA  and confirmed by western Blot assay. A strong statistical significant difference in HIV prevelence was observed between the 398 uncircumcised men and the 1,321 circumcised men. This protective effect was also observed for circumcised men compared to uncircumcised men across all strata of age groups, education, marital status, history of sexually transmitted infection, and syphilis infection status. Risk to acquired HIV-AIDS is 66 % higher to uncircumcised men than circumcised men. So lets us together campaign circumcision to stop spreading HIV-AIDS (Prima almazin:i2008)
Global Challenges | Botswana Health Officials Announce HIV-Prevention Project To Circumcise 80% of Eligible Men Over Five Years
[May 11, 2009]

Botswana’s campaign to circumcise about 500,000 men by 2012 will prevent nearly 70,000 new HIV cases by 2025, according to a report published Thursday in the Journal of the International AIDS Society, AFP/Yahoo! News reports. The government’s national campaign aims to circumcise 460,000 men over the next five years, and the country has begun airing television and radio advertisements to encourage men to be circumcised at local clinics. “Scaling up safe male circumcision has the potential to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in Botswana significantly,” according to the study.

The report puts the estimated cost of the circumcision campaign at about $47 million. A UNAIDS report estimates that the HIV prevalence among pregnant women in Botswana was 43% in 2003, the year that antiretroviral drug access was introduced in the country

Botswana’s Ministry of Health is launching a project that aims to circumcise nearly 500,000 men over the next five years in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV, the AFP/Daily Telegraph reports. Janet Mwambona, a public health specialist who is leading the project, said that officials decided to launch the program following a series of studies that showed circumcision can reduce a man’s risk of HIV. “For the public health benefits of the preventive effect of circumcision to be realized, the Ministry of Health is supposed to cover 80% of eligible males in Botswana,” Mwambona said, adding that hospitals nationwide are scheduling and performing the procedure.

According to the AFP/Telegraph, about 50 health care providers, including 27 physicians, have been trained to perform surgical circumcisions. In addition, the campaign includes television and radio advertisements that encourage men to visit clinics to undergo a safe circumcision surgery (AFP/Daily Telegraph, 5/8).

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