Famous for his appearance on “Big Brother Africa,” Sulu is a role model for many young people in Zambia and throughout Africa. In this short documentary, “Sulu Takes the Step,” the reality TV star gets circumcised and encourages others to follow his lead for HIV prevention.
In a nation with an HIV prevalence rate of 12.5 percent, voluntary medical male circumcision is a critical tool to stem the tide of the disease. Proven to reduce the risk of contracting HIV by up to 60 percent, male circumcision efforts have been intensified significantly over the last several years. In 2014, PSI performed its 1 millionth circumcision. Read more about PSI’s work here.
In Zambia, “Sulu Takes the Step” aired nationally and has been used to promote the benefits of voluntary medical male circumcision throughout the country and region. It follows Sulu through the different steps of a male circumcision, including counseling and education sessions before the procedure, the procedure itself and followup medical visits. The video connects viewers to a toll free line in Zambia where they can call to learn more about medical male circumcision and find the clinic nearest to them.
“Guys let’s do this thing man,” Sulu urges his audience following his circumcision. “It’s for our own good. This country needs you.”