THE Zambia Prisons Service (ZPS) has urged youths to remain proactive and join in the fight against HIV/AIDS. And ZPS says 64 Percent of the total prisons population is comprised of young people. Speaking at the commemoration of the 2012 World Aids Day in Livingstone at the Livingstone State Prison yesterday, Commissioner of Prisons Percy Chato said ZPS decided to organise this years World AIDS Day commemorations in Livingstone as a way to demonstrate that health programmes are not only meant for prisons in the Midlands.
Not circumcising men who are HIV positive is likely to increase stigmatisation against them, says Hilltop Hospital surgeon, Dr. Alick Akufuna. Dr Akufuna disclosed in a recent interview with the Lusaka Star that despite circumcision being recommended for all men, certain health centres in Zambia decline to circumcise HIV positive people.