Dr. Nicholas Muraguri is head of Kenya’s National AIDS/STI Control Programme. He spoke with John Donnelly about the scope of the country’s male circumcision outreach plan (170,000 Kenyan males were circumcised last year), the lessons learned, and a problem he sees ahead: funding not keeping up with increased demand for treatment, spurred in part by the circumcision outreach program. This is the final post in a series of interviews on male circumcision (MC), which has been proven to protect a man by up to 60 percent from contracting HIV during vaginal sex.
A distinguished panel of global HIV experts gathered to discuss the ethics of providing material incentives for HIV prevention at a debate hosted by the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on February 23. The debate, one in a series called “Emerging Issues in Today’s HIV Response,” featured different views on both the efficacy and the ethics of offering material incentives for preventing the spread of HIV to people most at risk of becoming infected.