Ngoni chief urges men to cut their foreskins to reduce HIV risk

Powerful Ngoni chief Inkosi Mm’belwa V has urged men to go for male circumcision saying this reduces chances of getting HIV infection.

Inkosi Mbelwa with Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi and former veep Khumbo Kachali dancing Ingoma at the World Aids Day in Mzimba

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Inkosi Mbelwa with Atupele Muluzi at the World Aids Day

The chief said this on Saturday during the commemoration of the World AIDS Day presided over by Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi.

The Inkosi  ya Makosi said it has been proved scientifically that circumcised men have lesser chances of getting HIV, the virus which causes AIDS than their counterparts who are not circumcised.

Most public hospitals are offering free services for male circumcision.

Circumcision is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the foreskin is removed by making a surgical cut around the head of the penis.

Foreskin tears that may occur during intercourse provide an entryway for the virus, and it traps HIV in a moist environment near the surface of the penis, allowing the HIV to live longer, according to medical experts.

Men who were circumcised also have a reduced risk of contracting sexually transmitted infectious diseases such as herpes, syphilis and gonorrhoea because of the hygiene benefits.

Taking his turn, Muluzi said over 300 000 people in the country do not know their HIV status because they have not gone for HIV test.

He said the introduction of HIV self testing services is crucial because a lot of people will now do the HIV testing themselves, saying in the past people shunned HIV tests because of fear of stagmatisation and discrimination.

Muluzi  said people feared there might have not been confidentiality in the handling of the HIV test results.

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Ife a Yao tinayamba kale kale. Mwatinena eeee. Lero ndi izi mukutisatila. Kenako nonse mulowa chisilamu.

Mark
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Male circumcision is a dangerous distraction in the fight against AIDS. From a USAID report: “There appears no clear pattern of association between male circumcision and HIV prevalence—in 8 of 18 countries with data, HIV prevalence is lower among circumcised men, while in the remaining 10 countries it is higher.” http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/CR22/CR22.pdf (this will include men who were circumcised tribally rather than medically, but they and their partners may also believe themselves to be protected, and the whole rationale for the RCTs into female-to-male transmission was a purported correlation between high rates of male circumcision and low rates of HIV) From… Read more »

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Safari

@ MSASA
WHO CARES ABOUT WHETHER YOU ARE CIRCUMCISED OR NOT ?
WHAT CLEANLINESS ARE A YOU TALKING ABOUT ? IN FACT ASK YOUR WIFE HOW MANY KILOGRAMS OF GAGA HAVE YOU POURED IN HER SINCE YOU STARTED HAVING SEX ?

Msasa
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Msasa

@Safari at your age you still have gaga, you should be ashamed. Ndinu bambo a umve. The way I brush teeth every morning is the same way I wash my private parts. By the way, what is new about circumcision.?

Safari
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Safari

MSASA !
YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN CLEAN SINCE YOU WERE BORN AS YOUR LATE FATHER WAS ALSO NOT CIRCUMCISED. TO VERIFY THIS , ASK YOUR MOTHER.
MARK MY WORDS.

Msasa
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Msasa

Fortunately my uncircumcised father is still alive and in his late 70s. Just accept that you lost your forsikin and I will keep mine. from that time I went to secondary school, I have always been clean. Cleanliness is a habit.

Msasa
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Msasa

Atupele has his cut and M’belwa must lead by example as well to have his cut. It is sad that we just accept anything that azungu tell us to do for the sake of money. I will not cut my, God created it for a purpose. Cleanliness and not sleeping around is the answer.

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Mwana.wa adad

You are a liar Msasa God commanded all Israelite males to be circumcised as early as 8th day…this is Biblical. Ngati sukufuna khala koma osanamizira Mulungu

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The same parts of the Bible that say to circumcise also say to circumcise male slaves, but no-one defends slavery any more. Meanwhile, in the New Testament: Galatians 5:2 “Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing” 1 Corinthians 7:18-19 “Is any man called being circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? Let him not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.” 90% of Christians worldwide do *not* circumcise. In the most Christian countries in the world, the… Read more »

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Msasa

What have I lied about doesn’t the same bible you read tell you that when God saw what he created he said it was good. if you beleive you bible do you think Adam was circumcised.

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