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Uganda fights HIV with rubber band circumcision

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With trousers around his ankles, Justin Igalla awaits a tight rubber band for his foreskin, an innovative non-surgical technique rolling out in several African nations to encourage circumcision and cut HIV infection rates. Duration: 02:44 Video provided by AFP


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