This is for real – HGM was promoted in Africa as valid anti HIV transmission treatment. The evidence for any benefit was discredited.
“Nonetheless, by 2010 only 25% of Ugandan men were circumcised, a number that greatly trailed the PEPFAR and UNAIDS estimates of what was needed for Uganda to cut its HIV incidence by half. SMC services across Uganda needed to be scaled up, services needed to be accredited and branded and community mobilizers needed education to be able to discuss SMC in their communities. Stand Proud, Get Circumcised was born. “