male circumcision

Increasing Circumcision SA’s Challenge

Researchers believe the increase in male medical circumcision services should go hand in hand with a plan to maintain quality.
 
In a study published in the open access journal of PLOS Medicine journal, the researchers found that as South Africa vastly expands male medical circumcision services since 2010, surgical efficiency and record-keeping improved but the quality of surgical care, such as tracking complications, declined.
 
The study was conducted by the Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS) and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

TB/HIV Care Association: Enrolled Nurse

The TB/HIV Care Association is a registered nonprofit organisation that puts integrated care at the heart of responding to TB and HIV. The organisation is committed to empowering communities by facilitating and providing treatment support and preventative, diagnostic, and rehabilitative services for TB and HIV clients. 

The TB/HIV Care Association seeks to appoint an Enrolled Nurse, based at Madzikane KaZulu Memorial Hospital, Alfred Nzo, Eastern Cape.

This is a one year contract position with the possibility of renewal.

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Male Circumcision: A Possible Silver Bullet to Reduce the Spread of HIV?

Male circumcision is the surgical removal of all or part of the foreskin of the penis. It is a practise that has existed for more than a thousand years throughout the world, mainly for religious and cultural reasons. In 2006, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that 30 percent of men in the world had been circumcised.

Male Circumcision for KwaZulu-Natal

More than 200 men and boys had themselves circumcised in the first government-supported circumcision camp at Eshowe, northern KwaZulu-Natal.

The circumcision camp at Eshowe’s FET College follows the government’s announcement that it will scale up medical male circumcision as part of the comprehensive HIV prevention strategy.

The plan is aimed at circumcising two million men in the next five years. Women are also encouraged to have their newborn babies circumcised immediately after birth.

TAC Gives Male Circumcision Thumbs-Up

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has welcomed the announcement by king Goodwill Zwelithini, and KwaZulu-Natal health MEC, Sibongiseni Dlomo, to circumcise more than two million men in KwaZulu-Natal.

The TAC’s Marcus Low says while the organisation welcomes the move, it is vital to remember that male circumcision is only partially effective in HIV-positive female transmission to HIV- negative circumcised males.

Call to Include Circumcision in AIDS Fight

Scientists are calling for the speedy inclusion of male circumcision in the comprehensive HIV prevention package. This despite questions raised about human rights and the confusing message it might send to people.

Studies have shown that male circumcision reduces the risk of contracting HIV in heterosexual men by more than 50 percent if done correctly. Work is being done on the policy to include circumcision in the HIV National Strategic Plan (NSP), but there are ethical issues around it.

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