November 30, 2012
PEPFAR now explicitly targetting infants
In its "PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation" the meaning of the word "Voluntary" seems to have been forgotten.
10. Build the capacity of partner governments to begin planning for and financing an integrated, long-term early infant male circumcision (EIMC) program as the adult V[oluntary ]M[edical ]M[ale ]C[ircumcision] program is being scaled-up. PEPFAR’s financial support is prioritized to the adult VMMC program. However, once the adult program has progressed sufficiently, PEPFAR funds may be used to support EIMC activities. (p 23)
[There is no evidence that infant circumcision has any effect on HIV transmission]