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Title: A comparative Study of Circumcised and Non-Circumcised Man's Sexual Behaviors in Lobengula Ward 14, Bulawayo.
Authors: Sibanda, Crispen
Keywords: Male Circumcision
HIV Prevalence
Sexual Partners
Use of Condoms
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Publisher: Lupane State University.
Abstract: The issue of male circumcision has been adopted as a means of scaling down the HIV prevalence amongst males. Furthermore, males have received the procedure with open arms as evidenced by the increasing number of males in Zimbabwe. Population Services International and Lobengula Clinic are offering the service for free, while various clinics and surgeries are also offering the service at a cost. Zimbabwe adopted male circumcision as a means to bring a halt to the ever increasing HIV prevalence rate; the implementation has been vigorous as they are now children at secondary and primary schools. However, circumcised males are much more vulnerable to HIV and AIDS as compared to their uncircumcised counterparts: this is evidenced by difference in the prevalence rat e that stands at 12%for circumcised males and 10% uncircumcised males. The study was therefore on the request to unearth the differences between the two. Moreover, the behavior of males after circumcision has not been researched upon but has been given little attention as this has contributed to the high prevalence rate. The study has been given little attention as this has contributed to the high prevalence rate. The study aimed to establish the main behaviors that are done by circumcised males in which it was highlighted the ineffective use of condoms and multiple partners by circumcised males. A lot has to be done in in order to change the mindset of circumcised males who think they are fully protected by circumcision hence they cannot use condoms, hence the issue of the ‘invisible condom’. The research also strived to investigate the use of condoms by uncircumcised males. Therefore, according to the data was collected and analyzed by the researcher it can be concluded that the hypothesis that male’s circumcision contributes to the sudden increase of the HIV prevalence especially on circumcised males. This is evidenced by the above mentioned factors as the lack of consistent use of condoms by circumcised males and risky behavior’s such multiple sexual partners. There are other contributory factors that cannot be overlooked that contribute to the high HIV prevalence rate such as poverty, cross border trading and long distance truck drivers. The hypothesis therefore clearly portrays that as of late the male circumcision craze has since been the major contributor to the high HIV prevalence.
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