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HIV/AIDS

08 November 2010

Circumcision records low HIV+ rate

Over 99% of a group of more than 17,000 men circumcised in KwaZulu-Natal had tested negative for HIV, the provincial health department said.

Over 99% of a group of more than 17,000 men circumcised in KwaZulu-Natal had tested negative for HIV, the provincial health department said.

The KwaZulu-Natal government started a massive circumcision programme earlier this year, following a call by Zwelithini for a revival of traditional male circumcision to help reduce HIV infections.

 

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