Malawi will not promote male circumcision for HIV prevention, The New York Times reports. “We have no scientific evidence that circumcision is a sure way of slowing down the spread of AIDS,” said Mary Shaba, a top HIV/AIDS official in Malawi. In 2009, U.N. studies found that widespread male circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa could prevent 5.7 million new HIV cases and 3 million related deaths over 20 years. An estimated 930,000 people, or 12 percent of the Malawi population, are HIV positive.

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