KZN offers circumcision camps

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health is conducting camps to provide voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in 11 health districts in South Africa through the end of July, RDM Newswire reports. Catering, accommodations, HIV counselling and testing, and VMMC services are provided free of charge over three days. The province’s top health official appealed to adult men who are uncircumcised and to parents and caregivers to ensure their male children attend the circumcision camps to receive safe VMMC services from medically trained providers. VMMC has been shown to reduce men’s chances of acquiring HIV infection by 60 percent; health officials said men should use condoms after being circumcised (Times Live, 11 July 2015).