In recognition of World AIDS Day this December 1st, our colleagues and friends atIVUmed collaborated with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the American Urological Association (AUA), and Jhpiego (a nonprofit affiliate of Johns Hopkins University) to launch a aggressive fight against HIV/AIDS in Swaziland. IVUMed reports that, according to recent studies, male circumcision has been found to contribute significantly to the prevention of female-to-male HIV transmission. During a recent three-week campaign in Swaziland, IVUMed volunteers helped provide safe circumcisions to more than 7,000 men. IVUMed reports that this will translate into almost 2,000 HIV infections prevented.
This is just a subtle reminder of the wonderful opportunities you have as a physician or healthcare professional to make a huge difference in the lives of people around the world. And a not-so-subtle reminder that the freedom and flexibility of a locum tenenslifestyle can make pursuing your life’s passions a reality.