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JOHANNESBURG, 1 May (PLUSNEWS) - Zambian authorities at the
weekend acknowledged male circumcision as a preventative measure
in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The decision was attributed to recent research indicating
circumcision appeared to cut HIV transmission by 60 percent to 75
Speaking during the launch of a dedicated facility for the
procedure, provincial health director for the southern tourist
town of Livingstone, Gardener Siakantu, the aim was to explore
anti-AIDS interventions other than condoms and abstinence.
"However, the onus is on everyone to ensure that all prevention
measures are part of a comprehensive prevention package that
includes behaviour change," he told the Zambia News and