Sunday, 30 October 2011


In what is taken as a preventive measure for the HIV/AIDS, police men in Kasese will soon be circumcised, the officer in charge of Kasese central police station has said.
The OC Station Esau Opio told Kasese Guide Radio that a sensitization exercise of the police men and their spouses about the exercise before it is implemented.
Following confirmations from studies in recent years that circumcised men have high chances of not contracting the HIV virus, the Uganda Police Force headquarters has embarked on the exercise.
Opio said the matter remains in the hands of the uncircumcised police men and their wives to agree on being part of the exercise.
He refuted claims that most of the police men ran away on Friday as the team from the headquarters reached the station, thinking they would be circumcised by force.
Opio said the men will not be circumcised until the police force agrees on terms with service provides like hospitals and health centers.
The OC station revealed that on Friday, there was only voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS for police men.