Increasing numbers of HIV / AIDS in Swaziland Africa lately more and more apprehensive. Circumcision so alternative solutions to overcome them, though not easy for local government to persuade the men to want to ‘cut’ cock.
Understandably, in countries located in the southern African continent is circumcision not being offered and it is not known in the tradition of his ancestors. Yet according to the study, circumcision could reduce the risk of transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) to 50 percent.
Swaziland government finally launched a massive campaign to persuade the men to want to be circumcised voluntarily. Target a target is men aged 14 to 49 years, with a target of 80 percent of whom had been circumcised in April 2011.
The campaign was officially launched by local health authorities on Monday, February 21, 2011. Opening is marked by the launch of four government-owned clinic that will serve the men if there is an interest to be circumcised.
No half-hearted, Swaziland government has budgeted U.S. $ 15 million or around Rp 133 billion (exchange 8870/US $). Some of them were donated from the United States through United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
“Of course this is not a quick solution to short-term, but we still hope that its impact can be felt in the long term,” said campaign coordinator voluntary circumcision, Ayanda qeketo.
According to the Joint United Nations Programme report, the number of people living with HIV in Swaziland in 2009 is fairly high which is 25.9 percent of the total population of 1.2 million inhabitants. If circumcision campaign is successful, it is expected 88,000 new cases of HIV transmission can be prevented this year.
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