Zimbabwe's MPs get circumcised to fight HIV
A group of Zimbabwean MPs are getting circumcised as part of a campaign to reduce HIV and Aids cases. A small makeshift clinic for carrying out the procedures was erected in Parliament House in the capital Harare. Blessing Chebundo, chairman of Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Against Aids, said his main objective was to inspire other citizens to follow suit.
Research by the UN has suggested instances of HIV and Aids are lower among men who have been circumcised.
More than a million people in Zimbabwe believed to be HIV-positive, with about 500,000 receiving anti-retroviral treatment.