Circumcision to Reduce HIV Is Cost-Effective in Africa

fuckyeahgenderstudies:

Scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in eastern and southern Africa can help prevent HIV and appears to decrease costs by averting the need for care and treatment, according to the findings of 9 new articles.

This is great news!

I’m still confused as to how, y’know… Cutting part of the penis off actually helps prevent HIV infection…

Is there some kind of social aspect which could be learned without the need for, well, cutting bits of penis off? 

fyeahafrica:

The last surviving son of South Africa political hero and cultural icon Nelson Mandela and his first wife Evelyn Ntoko Mase, Makgatho Mandela passed away from complications due to HIV/AIDS in January, 2005.
When Nelson Mandela announced the death of his son, he issued a statement saying: 

“Let us give publicity to HIV/AIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and say somebody has died because of HIV/AIDS, and people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary.”

fyeahafrica:

The last surviving son of South Africa political hero and cultural icon Nelson Mandela and his first wife Evelyn Ntoko Mase, Makgatho Mandela passed away from complications due to HIV/AIDS in January, 2005.

When Nelson Mandela announced the death of his son, he issued a statement saying: 

Let us give publicity to HIV/AIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and say somebody has died because of HIV/AIDS, and people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary.”

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fyeahafrica:

Yvonne Vera (September 19, 1964 - April 7, 2005) was an award-winning author from Zimbabwe. Her novels are known for their poetic prose, difficult subject-matter, and their strong women characters, and are firmly rooted in Zimbabwe’s difficult past. For these reasons, she has been widely studied and appreciated by those studying postcolonial African literature.
In 2005, Vera passed away from AIDS-related meningitis, in Toronto, Canada.

fyeahafrica:

Yvonne Vera (September 19, 1964 - April 7, 2005) was an award-winning author from Zimbabwe. Her novels are known for their poetic prose, difficult subject-matter, and their strong women characters, and are firmly rooted in Zimbabwe’s difficult past. For these reasons, she has been widely studied and appreciated by those studying postcolonial African literature.

In 2005, Vera passed away from AIDS-related meningitis, in Toronto, Canada.

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fyeahafrica:

Louis Hendrik Potgieter, South African musican and member of the German pop band Dschinghis Khan, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1993.

fyeahafrica:

Louis Hendrik Potgieter, South African musican and member of the German pop band Dschinghis Khan, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1993.

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