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Does Circumcision Help Prevent Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Use of Rapid Male Circumcision Tool Will Help Africa Reach HIV Prevention Goals

In order for Rwanda to reach its HIV prevention goals, the country "need[s] to reach two million men in two years to benefit from the protective effect of [voluntary medical male circumcision] in order to achieve this as part of a comprehensive,... 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

Promoting male circumcision as an HIV prevention method should be done in culturally acceptable ways that minimize stigma associated with the procedure, Zimbabwe Health and Child Welfare Minister David Parirenyatwa said on Monday at the opening of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

In order for Namibia to increase access to male circumcision in an effort to curb the spread of HIV in the country, resources need to be mobilized and health facilities nationwide better prepared, Minister of Health and Social Services Richard... Read more »
Ask the Experts

circumcision (CIRCUMCISION)

Hello Doc,Is it true that an uncircumcized male is at more risk for HIV? If so, why is that?tks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Before considering cutting off the business end of your meat thermometer, let's discuss this "to circ or not to circ" question!Here's what we know so far. Epidemiological studies suggest rates of HIV infection are lower in... Read more »

Circumcision and HIV

Hi Doc!I have just read your response to a worried mother who wonders if her 18 year old gay son would be better electing for circumcision to "help prevent HIV transmission".I have never heard of this. Whilst I have fully understood that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Guy,Research suggests that certain cells on the inner lining of the foreskin are prime targets for HIV and also that tears and/or abrasions in the foreskin are fairly common and can increase the risk for acquiring HIV. That's the theory... Read more »

about circumcision

hello dr shannon , please tell me about circumcision doing bcoz im a playboy and more alcohol user is circumcision reduce the hiv transmission what is your opinion about circumcision i plan to do circumcision thank you...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Male circumcision has been shown to be an effective way to decrease HIV transmission. From the US<a href="" target=_new>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:</a> "Male... Read more »

Circumcision again

Have you ever heard of Johns Hopkins' report on the relationship between male circumcision and heterosexual transmission of HIV? According to the report, 50 circumcised men were all protected from the infection.Circumcision can play protective...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Recently, out of the XIII International AIDS Conference at Durban, South Africa, several studies were presented on the seemingly protective factors of male circumcision in HIV transmission. Overall, prevalence of HIV infection was lower among... 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 cut. But now the head of the one of... Read more »

HIV Care and Prevention: YOUR HELP NEEDED!

Posted by HIVPREV1
I write you on behalf of Face to Face. Face to Face is a dynamic HIV Care/Prevention agency located in Sonoma County California.

It has been a very hard year for HIV Care and Prevention providers. There have been unprecedented cuts in Federal,... Read more »

HIV and Circumcision

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


Posted by DUDE
Foreskin Cells May Assist HIV Transmission

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Over 40 studies have found that males who are
circumcised have a lower risk of becoming infected with HIV from an infected sexual
partner than uncircumcised men. In a report in the... Read more »