Masisi challenges reluctant men to circumcise


TONOTA: Men across the country are still very reluctant to go for Safe Male Circumcision (SMC), a trend that is threatening to derail the fight against HIV.

According to Vice President (VP), Mokgweetsi Masisi the country’s ambitions of having circumcised 385,000 men by the year 2016 are unlikely to be reached.

“While resources have been allocated into providing the service (SMC initiative), the uptake has not been encouraging. Only 39.6 percent of the 385,000 males planned to be circumcised since the programme’s inception in 2009 have been circumcised,” said Masisi when officiating at the World AIDS Day commemoration in Tonota yesterday.  “I challenge all eligible men to come forward and circumcise as this is a proven intervention that can significantly reduce the risk of sexually contracting HIV infection,” he said.

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