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Circumcision And Hiv

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Hey Dr. Bob,Does circumcision of HIV+ guys reduce their risk of transmitting HIV to their female partners?Thanks...Hanging Chad
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,So far there has been only a single randomized controlled study looking at the safety and efficacy of male circumcision in HIV-positive men. This study was never completed, because the data safety and monitoring board recommended the trial... Read more »

Male circumcision and HIV infection

...quite grasp the positive correlation between male circumcision and HIV infection. Why is a... Read more »

Should I get circumcised if I am already HIV positive?

Now that it seems well-established by recent studies that circumcision lowers the risk of HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Promoting Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention Method Should Be Done in Culturally Acceptable Ways, Zimbabwe's Health Minister Says

...Minister David Parirenyatwa said on Monday at the opening of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Consultation on Safe Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention in Harare, Zimbabwe, the Herald/ reports (Herald/, 5/8). ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Provide Sufficient Evidence to Recommend Male Circumcision As HIV Intervention, South African Researchers Say

... Researchers from the South African Cochrane Center concluded Wednesday that sufficient evidence exists that male circumcision reduces the risk of HIV transmission among heterosexual men and the procedure should be considered an appropriate HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PlusNews/ Mail & Guardian Examines Women's Perspectives on Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention Method

... PlusNews/ Mail & Guardian on Wednesday examined women's perspectives on male circumcision as an HIV prevention method. Informal discussions with women "reveal a range of concerns, preferences and views" that governments Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Rules That Researchers Should Continue Studies in Kenya, Uganda on Effect of Male Circumcision on HIV Transmission

...Tuesday decided against halting two studies currently underway in Kisumu, Kenya, and Rakai, Uganda, examining the effect of male circumcision on HIV transmission, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. A similar study conducted in South Africa... Read more »
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Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
... 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 and Circumcision

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
..."More Effective" HIV Prevention, Treatment in India "Should Not Be Lost," NEJM Perspective Says Perspective Piece Examines Male Circumcision as Method of HIV Prevention Zimbabwe Pharmacies Facing HIV/AIDS Drug Read more »


Posted by DUDE
...a report in the June 10th issue of the British Medical Journal, researchers provide a possible answer to the question of how circumcision may protect against HIV infection. The authors report that certain cells found in abundance on the inner... Read more »