Malawi HIV Infection Rate Doubles with Circumcision Push

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Following up the reports that Malawi24 released on July 25, 2015, that circumcision does not help in the reduction of HIV, but exacerbates it, reports have emerged that have agreed with the facts that we had earlier established.

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), one of the world's renowned NGOs working on public health, has released statistics showing that HIV infection rate in Malawi has doubled in recent years despite a range of interventions put in place to tackle the spread of the virus that have included relentless campaign on condomisation and circumcision.

According to the statistics by MSF, HIV rates have doubled in Malawi moving from 10% to 20% in 1 year. Strangely, this has been the same period that Malawians have been manipulated and forced to go through circumcision in masses with the promise that it reduces the contraction of HIV.

The results, which were published on BBC, and revealed that of every 5 people, 1 person is HIV positive and have pitted Malawi as the country worst hit by the HIV pandemic of all countries in the world.

Commenting on the development, some Malawians trashed the results claiming they were sensationalised and exaggerated for the sake of tarnishing the image of the country to the international world to achieve what they called MSF's own hidden agenda. Others faulted the BBC, saying it was one of the broadcasters' crusades against the African continent which they have tirelessly aimed to present in a negative light.

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