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HIV and Circumcision
      #5205 - 06/09/00 02:44 PM

According to a study reported in today's Toronto Globe and Mail, an Australian team has reported findings that circumcised males are 2 to 8 times LESS likely to contract HIV through the penis. This new research postulates that the foreskin is the primary point of entry for the virus because its thinner surface contains Langerhans' cells, which are rich in CD4 and CCR5 receptors. The study was conducted in Africa were heterosexual exposure is the most prevelant form of transmission. Thought I would pass this along.

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      #5219 - 06/09/00 05:14 PM

Yeah I guess that sounds right....but I have asked this question many times, because it deals with me.The dr.'s on this board and also Gallant say the risk for these men is higher because their poor hygiene, and ulcers, open abrasions form easier under the foreskin if not kept clean.Gallant responded if the uncircumsized man, washes regularly, and taked care of himself......the uncircumsized and circumsized are at the very equal low risk.

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Nothing to do with foreskin - Jeff's got it right! new
      #5236 - 06/10/00 02:18 AM

Postulate? The research said nothing about foreskin. As always, do your homeowrk. Jeff answered the question correctly. You jumped to some assumption!

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I was wrong on this one! new
      #5344 - 06/12/00 12:09 AM

read my lastest posts on foreskin and circumcision

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