Men are being urged to get circumcised to help prevent the spread of HIV / Juan Vrijdag – Panos Pictures
Major research trials have shown that circumcised men are less likely than uncircumcised men to contract HIV as a result of heterosexual intercourse. As a result of this research the World Health Organisation is urging men in countries badly affected by HIV and AIDS to volunteer for circumcision.
Zambia urgently needs to cut infection rates. But how are researchers and the media handling such a sensitive subject and are the facts getting through? Arnold Tutu reports