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lack of male circumcison & hiv

Feb 27, 2003

Dear Ryam, I read from a book that, risk factor for heterosexual hiv transmission, including contact with sex workers, multiple sexual partners, and LACK of male circumcison..etc.. My question is..masturbation with a sex worker in a man without circumcson = high risk or low risk ? but not zero risk ? (if not zero risk, I misunderstood this concept before)


Response from Mr. Kull

The lack of circumcision in a man is only likely to pose a risk during insertive vaginal or anal sex. The interior lining of the foreskin comprises cells that are susceptible to HIV infection. So, the exposure to HIV infected vaginal fluids or blood during insertive sex pose a risk to both circumcised and uncircumcised men, but uncircumcised men seem to be at greater risk.

See Circumcision again for more info.

There is no evidence of transmission through masturbation, with or without foreskin.


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