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Benefits Of Circumcision On HIV Prevention

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foreskin (CIRCUMCISION)

I often hear conflicting reports on the risk of having foreskin. I've heard that foreskin harbors HIV, I've also heard it prevents HIV. My Personal opinion is if having forskin is such a huge risk, why do males who have Hiv/AIDS tend to be mostly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the three male circumcision trials were conducted must be considered in determining the possible role for male circumcision in HIV prevention in the United States. Notably, the overall risk of HIV infection is considerably lower in the United... Read more »

circumcision (CIRCUMCISION)

Hello Doc,Is it true that an uncircumcized male is at more risk for HIV? If so, why is that?tks Read more »

You are the only one I listen, I need your opinion (CIRCUMCISION)

your adopted son for 2009 (lol) wink wink i have all the papers ready hehe. My Question is, is it... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Namibia Holds Workshop, Conducts Assessment to Examine Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

...engage in unsafe sex practices. She added that male circumcision should be viewed as "a tool within a comprehensive package" of HIV prevention measures. According to the New Era/AllAfrica.com, experts estimate that 80,000 new HIV cases can be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Examine Effect of Male Circumcision on Female Partners

...at the 15th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston discussed a study that examined the effect of male circumcision on female partners, the New York Times reports. Although the researchers said that the study's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Prevention Funding in Africa Should Be Shifted to Promote Male Circumcision, Partner Reduction Programs, Study Says

...treating STIs have not had a significant impact, they noted (HSPH release, 5/9). "Despite relatively large investments in AIDS prevention efforts for some years now, it's clear that we need to do a better job of reducing the rate of new HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya Launches Male Circumcision Program

... The Kenyan Ministry of Health on Monday launched a voluntary male circumcision program as part of the country's national HIV prevention strategy, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation reports. The ministry has allocated one billion Kenyan... Read more »
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Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article1217831.ece Male circumcision 'lowers risk of HIV infection by 60%' By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor Published: 09 August 2006 It used to be called the unkindest Read more »

HIV Prevention among Hispanics in Pierson, Florida

Posted by HIV_Prevention1
...near by that would volunteer to come and talk to my students. I run the Youth Empowerment Progran in this area, which is an HIV/AIDS prevention program where I talk to teens about sex and HIV and how to prevent it and how to have better... Read more »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
...accounted for roughly one out of three people on antiretrovirals in low- and middle-income countries. PEPFAR also supports various HIV prevention programs, including a $500 million initiative for prevention of mother-to-child transmission. Its... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to Read more »