November 30, 2007

Radio Correspondent Gets Circumcised to Fight AIDS
— Gabriel Malor

A Zambian radio correspondent opted to get circumcised on the air to protect himself and raise awareness about AIDS prevention. Researchers last year concluded that circumcised men are less likely to get HIV from vaginal sex.

Gondwe, who says he undergoes an AIDS test several times a year, said in an interview Friday he finds it "sad" that more people don't talk about circumcision as a prevention method.

"We as journalists also have a role to play in the fight against the disease," he said.

Gondwe, on the radio piece and in an online diary Friday, recounts his Nov. 22 procedure. Listeners can hear him gasp as a doctor injects him with a local anesthetic, but he assures them the procedure is otherwise painless. He was up, walking to his car and driving himself home soon afterward.

Gondwe and the radio station are receiving messages from offended listeners, but the AP piece doesn't tell us what it is that has offended them.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 11:41 AM | Comments (28)
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1 Keeping it in your pants will prevent AIDS too...and, as a bonus, there's no recovery time.

Posted by: Aye Chihuahua at November 30, 2007 11:46 AM (d+kiR)


Knowing that the person you're having relations with hasn't already had relations with everyone else in the village will fight AIDS too.


Posted by: Aye Chihuahua at November 30, 2007 11:47 AM (d+kiR)

3 Vaginal sex....what's vaginal sex?

Posted by: Bid Swede at November 30, 2007 11:48 AM (xEn0I)

4 He offended the listeners when he said he was just having little Mohammad's beard trimmed.

Posted by: roy at November 30, 2007 11:52 AM (QBYjk)

5 but he assures them the procedure is otherwise painless.

Sure.  But the microphones won't be around the first time he gets a boner and has the sutures rip out, will they?

Posted by: Alex at November 30, 2007 11:55 AM (fgyj8)

6 Learn about technical virginity, and together we can beat AIDS.

Posted by: Z Ryan at November 30, 2007 12:00 PM (PDeVA)

7 I got a vasectomy to fight continued stupidity

Posted by: william jennings bryanT at November 30, 2007 12:03 PM (m2CN7)

8 The only cure for aids. Everyone converts to Judaism now! Moils' workload staggering.

Posted by: ricpic at November 30, 2007 12:05 PM (dvyRd)


"otherwise painless"


Wait until the Novacaine wears off.

Just the mere thought of sharp metal objects near that portion of my anatomy produces a major pucker factor.


Posted by: Aye Chihuahua at November 30, 2007 12:06 PM (d+kiR)

10 Imus?   Redeem yourself.  You know what you have to do.

Posted by: sandy burger at November 30, 2007 12:08 PM (Uuy++)

11 If you're sticking your dick in any hole you can find, circumcision isn't going to do much for you.

Posted by: TFB at November 30, 2007 12:11 PM (a1oRP)

12 Well, it beats telling them to go find a clean teenage girl.......

Posted by: Techie at November 30, 2007 12:11 PM (AV8Z6)

Hey! Everybody knows that the only way you can cure yourself of hiv/aids is to rape an infant girl.

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14 Clown.  Woulda been cheaper, more effective, and still made headlines if he'd just unrolled a condom on the air.  Sound more interesting, too.

Posted by: Rittenhouse at November 30, 2007 12:13 PM (zS9LP)


Circumcision  is a Republican problem and Republican phenomenon.

Posted by: Howard Dean at November 30, 2007 12:15 PM (BNlV7)

16 But will he give up casual, anonymous sex to fight AIDS?  Or is that asking just a little too much?

Posted by: Sobek at November 30, 2007 12:15 PM (6GK9U)

17 Thanx for the tip!

Posted by: speedster1 at November 30, 2007 12:17 PM (v40Bj)

18 As God as my witness, I thought foreskins could fly.

Posted by: Mr. Carlson at November 30, 2007 12:29 PM (5WRvx)


Geez, we can't even get our radio hosts to race down the Beltway for a gag...

Posted by: Karusky at November 30, 2007 12:35 PM (EBrO9)

20 Let's see ... would Al Franken be willing to put his money where his mouth is, so to speak, to fight AIDS? And just what would they have to cut off to help fight stupidity?

Posted by: Brown Line at November 30, 2007 04:36 PM (x4rbl)

21 Ladies, in the spirit of this Zambian radio correspondent, I'd like to show you what I'm willing to do to fight breast cancer...

Posted by: Ted K. at November 30, 2007 05:12 PM (bSYU0)

22 would Al Franken be willing to put his money where his
mouth is, so to speak, to fight AIDS? And just what would they have to
cut off to help fight stupidity?

Well, I imagine they'd start at his scalp and work their way down to his neck.

Posted by: adamthemad at November 30, 2007 05:32 PM (ToiCQ)

23 anyone else think green monkeys are really hot, just wondering

Posted by: Susan at December 01, 2007 12:05 AM (IM7BZ)

24 Courage.

Posted by: Dan Rather at December 01, 2007 05:48 AM (7SrZ1)

25 Ummm ......OUCH!

Posted by: captkidney at December 01, 2007 01:04 PM (Vnz/x)

26 Some years ago, a Kenyan MP accused a government minister of being uncircumsized. The minister responded that he had been circumsized "in the bush". The MP retorted that such claims were lies and demanded that the minister "lay the evidence before this House."

Ah, Africa.

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