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Is Circumcision Protection Against Hiv

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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... Read more »

Male circumcision and HIV infection

I just can't quite grasp the positive correlation between male circumcision and HIV infection. Why... Read more »

foreskin (CIRCUMCISION)

I often hear conflicting reports on the risk of having foreskin. I've heard that foreskin harbors... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Does Not Offer Protection Against HIV Among U.S. Black, Hispanic MSM, Study Says

... Male circumcision does not offer any level of protection against HIV among black and Hispanic men who have sex with men in the U.S., researchers Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Growing Belief" Among Men in Swaziland That Circumcision Provides Complete Protection Against HIV, IRIN News Reports

...country -- IRIN News reports. According to IRIN News , some public health officials in Swaziland recently have "lauded" male circumcision as a procedure that can reduce a man's risk of HIV. Siphiwe Hlope -- founder of the Swazis for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Circumcision Might Not Provide Protection Against HIV in Men Who Have Sex With Men

...the 457 circumcised men," the news service writes. "Taken together, the results 'indicate no overall protective benefit from male circumcision' when it comes to male-to-male HIV transmission, write the researchers, led by Dr. Jorge Sanchez of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Circumcision Does Not Protect MSM From HIV, CDC Study Finds

... A study by CDC researchers presented Tuesday found circumcision does not protect gay men from transmitting the virus, the Associated Press/ Plain Dealer reports. The study of "nearly 4,900 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 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 »

putting men at risk?

Posted by swuitninnacent, 8 Replies
I havent been able to find much information on how easy it is for a woman to infect her male partner. I'm hoping someone has some good true factual info?? I've heard that its common and easy for a man to infect his partner but very difficult for a... Read more »

DUDE'S NEWS -CIRCUMCISION DOES MATTER

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 »