WHO agrees HIV circumcision plan link
International experts have backed the use of male circumcision in the prevention of HIV.
The World Health Organization and UNAIDS said circumcision should be added to current interventions to reduce the spread of HIV.
Three African trials have shown that circumcision halved the rate of HIV infection in heterosexual men.
The recommendations largely apply to countries where rates of heterosexual transmission is high.
Kevin De Co ck, director of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization said: "The recommendations represent a significant step forward in HIV prevention."