Circumcision and AIDS

If the WHO says that circumcision helps halt HIV transmission, I'm not going to challenge them on the science or take issue with African groups who decide that they need to encourage circumcision, but I have to agree with Dana Goldstein that there's something preposterous about the idea that the US government would be promoting circumcision as a solution while still not encouraging condom use, given that the latter approach is clearly more efficacious.