No, it's infant foreskins they're after:
"Dr Alan Brody, national director of the United Nation's Children's Fund, who supports male circumcision as one precaution against HIV infection, asserts that studies on the effectiveness of the procedure, have produced differing statistics. Brody goes on to say, "depending on the report you read, the possibility of infection is reduced by 25 percent to 50 percent in the circumcised male"."http://www.info.gov.za/speeches/2004/04070212451001.htm
"But two prominent Americans based in the capital have aggressively pushed news of the circumcision research into the public consciousness here. Daniel Halperin, a researcher and AIDS technical adviser for the U.S. Agency for International Development, has convened meetings among Swazi doctors to discuss the research.
Alan Brody, the top official in Swaziland for UNICEF, began incorporating messages about the protective effects of circumcision in public education campaigns in 2002. With the results from South Africa, Brody has become increasingly vocal. Now, official discussions are focusing not on whether to make circumcision more widely available, but how."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...500749_pf.html
"Recently there appears to be growing interest on the part of
and some other stakeholders in expanding access to safe, voluntary male circumcision/male RH services in the country." (my emphasis)http://pdf.dec.org/pdf_docs/Pdacf094.pdf
The project mobilises communities using innovative communication approaches to seek service and
further guidance from the community clinics to prevent transmission of HIV from mothers to children. The
communication tools provide accurate and in-depth information to both mothers-to-be and their families
and neighbours that are the potential supporters of women making decisions about uptake of HIV testing
and prevention interventions. "
"15.8 Constraints/Issues raised by the field office
Some of the challenges identified in the first progress report are (a) working toward financial sustainability
beyond 2006 (b) improving male participation (c) operationalising the “Plus” component of PMTCT e.g.
availability of ARVs for mother/child treatment
, prevention of opportunistic infections, availability of male circumcision
etc and (d) follow up of positive cases in the community. "http://globalism.rmit.edu.au/files/S...n_Sec_2004.pdf
"Dr Alan Brody, national director of the UN Children's Fund, who supports
male circumcision as one precaution against HIV infection, said studies on
the effectiveness of the procedure have produced differing statistics.
"Depending on the report you read, the possibility of infection is reduced
by 25 percent to 50 percent in the circumcised male. This is significant.The male child is best circumcised at an early age, preferably in
infancy," Brody said
."http://iys.cidi.org/humanitarian/hivaids/04a/ixl24.htmlAfter all, there's no after market in adult foreskins is there.