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Does Circumcision Reduce Risk Of Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Considering Evidence That Male Circumcision Could Reduce Risk of HIV Infection, Unlikely to Launch Campaign, Health Official Says

China is considering evidence that routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection but likely will not implement such a campaign nationwide, Ru Xiaomei, deputy director general of China's National Population and Family Planning... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Adult Male Circumcision Significantly Reduces Risk of Acquiring HIV

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced an early end to two clinical trials of adult male circumcision because an interim review of trial data revealed that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Concept of Circumcision to Reduce HIV Risk in U.S.

Even as recent clinical trials have shown that circumcision can reduce men's risk of contracting HIV and some groups have endorsed the procedure, the "difficult part [is] how to sell the idea," particularly to men in the U.S., the New York Times ... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 infection, and now that the New York City Dept. of Health is considering a campaign to encourage uncircumcised gay men to get circumcisions, I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There is no medical or HIV-related reason for an HIV poz guy who "always practices safer sex" to get circumcised. If you "always wanted to be circumcised," that's a completely separate issue. For you, circumcision... Read more »

Circumcision at age 37

Dr. Bob,What would you say to my decision to get circimsized at age 37? I'm straight, live in Africa and I want to decrease my risk of getting HIV.By the way , who thought up the idea of circumcision?Zander...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Zander,What would I say to circumcision at age 37??? One word: "OUCHAMAGOUCHA!!!" However, I applaud your decision!Not only has circumcision been conclusively shown to decrease the risk of HIV in men having sex with women, it also... 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 »