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Does Circumcision Prevent Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Goosby Calls for "Extraordinary Resources" to Be Put Into Male Circumcision to Prevent HIV Infection

Male circumcision is "a highly significant, lifetime intervention" to prevent HIV infection that deserves "extraordinary resources," U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby on Monday told a meeting of 400 army officials from 80 countries... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

How Did Circumcision Prevent HIV in Clinical Trials in Africa ... And What Does It Mean for the United States?

Recent research shows that circumcision 1 could be an effective new HIV prevention tool, especially in areas of the world with high HIV prevalence and low rates of circumcision. This promising news is clearly significant for sub-Saharan Africa. It... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Recommends Male Circumcision to Prevent HIV

Today, the World Health Organization and UNAIDS endorsed male circumcision as a way to prevent heterosexually acquired HIV. The procedure removes the foreskin, which includes cells believed to be especially vulnerable to HIV infection. The... 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 »

reality of circumcision vs. HIV

I am writing this letter in response to an article I saw on your website. (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q177936.html) in regards to a connection between circumcision and prevention of HIV. Although not a question, I sincerely...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello John,Whoa! Hang on there a moment, Johnny-Boy! Let's set the record straight and place blame only where it truly belongs, OK?First off, the studies about male circumcision are still ongoing, as I have mentioned many times in this forum.... 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 »

MALE CIRCUMCISION (HIV + MALE CIRCUMCISION)

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 be... 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 cut. But now the head of the one of... 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 »

CIRCUMCISION?

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 »

DUDE'S NEWS -CIRCUMCISION DOES MATTER

Posted by DUDE
Friday June 9 7:44 PM ET
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... Read more »