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Press Release

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Statement by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

May 14, 2012

There is a growing consensus that we can significantly curtail the HIV/AIDS pandemic by implementing scientifically proven HIV prevention strategies, such as voluntary medically supervised adult male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission and treatment as prevention. With 2.7 million new HIV infections in 2010 alone, however, it is likely that controlling and ultimately ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic will require an effective vaccine as well. This past year, there have been a number of encouraging findings on this front.

Last month, a detailed analysis of specimens from the first HIV vaccine clinical trial to show a modest protective effect yielded

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Comment by: Hugh Intactive (Porirua, New Zealand) Mon., May. 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm EDT
To promote circumcision without also promoting condoms is criminal. Men are getting the idea that getting circumcised means they can throw away their condoms (and by dulling sensation, circumcising will make men less willing to use condoms). One study suggested that circumcising men may INcrease the risk to women, but it was cut short for no good reason before they could be confirmed. Everything points to circumcision campaigns being a disaster in the making.
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