World AIDS Day

December 1st is World AIDS Day. IVUmed is committed to the battle.

This year, IVUmed collaborated with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the American Urological Association (AUA), and Jhpiego (a nonprofit affiliate of Johns Hopkins University) to fight HIV/AIDS in Swaziland. IVUmed is providing volunteers to support an initiative there to combat the virus through adult male circumcision. According to recent studies, male circumcision has been found to contribute significantly to the prevention of female to male transmission. During a recent three-week “Back to School” campaign in Swaziland, over 7,000 men were circumcised. According to modeling studies, this translates into almost 2,000 HIV infections prevented. Our new partnership has made a lasting impact in the country hardest hit by the HIV epidemic.

“I hope that my efforts with the circumcision project safely contribute to fight against the HIV epidemic ravaging the people of Swaziland. I sincerely thank the IVUmed organization for allowing me this unique and enriching opportunity.”
-Dr. James Wysock, IVUmed volunteer

IVUmed Volunteer, Dr. Shaun Wason, with staff at a local men’s clinic

Operating bays at a men’s clinic in Swaziland

Young men waiting to be circumcised at a clinic in central Swaziland.

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