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HealthAIDSanniversaryKenya By Francois Ausseil Photo made May 31 2011... News Photo 115066423Adult,Benefit,Circumcision,Clinic,Freedom,HIV,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Illness,In Front Of,Kenya,Kisumu,Making,Men,Mural,Performance,Promotion,Sitting,Therapy,Town,WaitingPhotographer TONY KARUMBACollection: AFP 2011 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY: Health-AIDS-anniversary-Kenya, By Francois Ausseil Photo made May 31, 2011 shows a man sitting infront of a mural promoting the benefits of circumcision against HIV/AIDS as he waits to be counselled at a donor-funded clinic in Kenya's lake-side town of Kisumu that performs free HIV counselling and circumcision. Started in year-2000 as a study carried out jointly by the Universities of Nairobi in Kenya, Illinois in the US and Manitoba in Canada, collectively known as UNIM, it looked at the impact of circumcision on the prevention of HIV/AIDS, the results of which met the approval of the World Health Organisation, WHO, and resulted in Kenyan authorities putting in place a vast free circumcision programme at the end of 2008. Nyanza county in Kenya, where the UNIM initiative is based, indegenes of which are traditionally the Luo community who practice non-circumcision was targetted by the study owing a significantly high incidence of HIV/AIDS, that studies prior to UNIM had noted was far greater than in immediate neighbouring communities that traditionally practiced circumcision. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)