Adolescent girls play an important role in influencing adolescent boys’ decisions about getting circumcised, new research suggests.
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Opponents criticise initiation bill
Traditional leaders expressed opposition to a bill proposed by the government of South African to prevent deaths and injuries at initiation schools
HIV declines in Kenyan county
New HIV infections among adults in Kenya’s Siaya County have dropped by half since 2011
Researchers identify counselling gaps
Better counselling of younger clients is needed to ensure continued progress in reducing new HIV infections through VMMC
New HIV infections halved in Rakai
The rate of new HIV infections has been reduced by 58 percent in Uganda’s Rakai District after increases in ART, viral suppression, and male circumcision