Male circumcision can help prevent HIV

African child laughing

A three year study in South Africa has confirmed research that suggests that male circumcision can help prevent HIV in men.

The study showed a 55% reduction in HIV prevalence and a 76% reduction in HIV incidence in circumcised men.

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) says it's the first time research has shown that a roll-out of male circumcision procedures is effective at the community level in preventing HIV.

The study was conducted by the nonprofit organization Progressus and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service.

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