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The news that there is now conclusive evidence that male circumcision does reduce the risk of HIV infection signifies an important advance in the fight against HIV-Aids.

The news that there is now conclusive evidence that male circumcision does reduce the risk of HIV infection signifies an important advance in the fight against HIV-Aids.

This development was announced this week by the SA Cochrane Centre, which arrived at the conclusion after conducting research into the effectiveness of circumcision in preventing HIV in heterosexual men.

It is significant, though, to caution that this development must not dilute the HIV prevention campaign message, which is to discourage promiscuity.

Also, government needs to prioritise proper management of initiation schools if it intends to use circumcision as an additional tool to fight HIV-Aids in future.

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