7,000 reached in Ndola

More than 7,000 men chose to become circumcised during a six-week campaign in Zambia’s Ndola District, the Times of Zambia reports. Just over half of the 7,401 clients circumcised from 1 August to 16 September were boys ages 10 to 14, and 3,676 were 15 and older. More than 7,000 men also opted to get tested for HIV during the campaign. In 2014, a total of 21,929 men and boys were circumcised in Ndola. These efforts are part of a national HIV prevention strategy that includes voluntary medical male circumcision, which could avert 339,632 new HIV infections by 2025 (Times of Zambia, 21 October 2015).