July 22, 2012
Circumcision not enough to curb HIV - MuseveniBy Wilber Muhwezi
President Yoweri Museveni has said it is not enough to promote circumcision as an effective strategy in fighting HIV/AIDS, without continued emphasis on behaviour change.
Campaigns aimed at reducing infection levels, he says, ought to concentrate on advocating good behaviour: abstinence for unmarried people and faithfulness among those in wedlock. [and condoms]
“I have witnessed Muslims and other people from tribes that cherish circumcision like the Bagisu, die of Aids. Therefore, who told [health workers and leaders] that circumcision [prevents] HIV [infection]? ” he said.
“[Leaders and health workers] are busy spreading confusion of circumcision, instead of concentrating on behaviour change,” he said.