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More African Men Seeking Circumcision To Lower HIV Risk

“Circumcision for AIDS prevention is increasing rapidly in eastern and southern Africa, according to newly released figures,” the New York Times reports. “UNAIDS … said about 3.2 million African men had been voluntarily circumcised since word began spreading in 2007 of studies showing that it lowered the risk of infection by about 60 percent,” the newspaper writes, noting, “The goal is to circumcise more than 20 million by 2015” (McNeil, 12/2). VOA News examines the use of “the PrePex device, a non-surgical means to circumcise men,” in Rwanda and other African countries (Lewis, 12/2).