Male Circumcision Does Not Offer Protection Against HIV Among U.S. Black, Hispanic MSM, Study Says
December 5, 2007
Male circumcision does not offer any level of protection against HIV among black and Hispanic men who have sex with men in the U.S., researchers said Monday at the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, Reuters reports.
Black and Hispanic men are more likely than white men to be HIV-positive, which could offset any protection circumcision provides, Millett said. In addition, black and Hispanic MSM could be exposed to HIV more often than white MSM because they are more likely to have sex with other black and Hispanic MSM, Reuters reports (Fox, Reuters, 12/4).
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