Uganda: risk behaviours and male circumcision

Circumcised men in Uganda were more likely to report engaging in risky behaviour but less likely to be HIV positive compared to uncircumcised men, researchers reported in an article published online in the journal BMC Public Health. In an analysis of data from two national surveys, the only significant change from 2004 to 2011 was a lower prevalence of condom use among the circumcised men. In both surveys the circumcised men had higher rates of sexual risk behaviour and lower rates of HIV infection. The authors recommend enhancing targeted messages for circumcised men and their sexual partners about continuing to use condoms even after circumcision (BMC Public Health, 5 January 2016).