Science Speaks hosts a compelling series on medical male circumcision

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A clinical worker discovers a massive queue waiting for male circumcision services in Mafinga, Tanzania.

Science Speaks hosted a series of Question & Answer-style interviews with major players in the effort to reduce HIV incidence via scaling up medical male circumcision (MC) in sub-Saharan Africa. The series includes compelling interviews with Dr. Caroline Ryan of the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Jhpiego’s Kelly Curran, African journalist Kennedy Gondwe, and the MC program lead at the Tanzania Ministry of Health. Content highlights include how male circumcision outreach has spurred treatment demand in Kenya, plus a special update from the PEPFAR Swaziland team on the accelerated saturation innitiative starting up now.

Clinical trials have shown MC protects males by up to 60 percent from contracting HIV during vaginal sex. For more information, check out the Center’s recent report “Medical Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention – Follow the Evidence: The case for aggressive scale up.

Links to the individual posts in the series are below.

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