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Policy On Circumcision And Hiv Prevention

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foreskin (CIRCUMCISION)

I often hear conflicting reports on the risk of having foreskin. I've heard that foreskin harbors HIV, I've also heard it prevents HIV. My Personal opinion is if having forskin is such a huge risk, why do males who have Hiv/AIDS tend to be mostly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the three male circumcision trials were conducted must be considered in determining the possible role for male circumcision in HIV prevention in the United States. Notably, the overall risk of HIV infection is considerably lower in the United... 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 Read more »

You are the only one I listen, I need your opinion (CIRCUMCISION)

your adopted son for 2009 (lol) wink wink i have all the papers ready hehe. My Question is, is it... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Government Adopts Male Circumcision as a Standard HIV Prevention Strategy

... The Kenyan government has issued a new policy to adopt male circumcision as a standard HIV prevention strategy, Kenya's Nation reports. The Policy on Male Circumcision in Kenya 2008 calls for the procedure to be provided to 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Prevention Funding in Africa Should Be Shifted to Promote Male Circumcision, Partner Reduction Programs, Study Says

...treating STIs have not had a significant impact, they noted (HSPH release, 5/9). "Despite relatively large investments in AIDS prevention efforts for some years now, it's clear that we need to do a better job of reducing the rate of new HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion Pieces Examine Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

...and the Journal of the American Medical Association recently published opinion pieces about male circumcision as a method of HIV prevention. Summaries appear below. Los Angeles Times : As circumcision "gain[s] a hold in communities where... 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 Prevention among Hispanics in Pierson, Florida

Posted by HIV_Prevention1
...near by that would volunteer to come and talk to my students. I run the Youth Empowerment Progran in this area, which is an HIV/AIDS prevention program where I talk to teens about sex and HIV and how to prevent it and how to have better... Read more »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
...accounted for roughly one out of three people on antiretrovirals in low- and middle-income countries. PEPFAR also supports various HIV prevention programs, including a $500 million initiative for prevention of mother-to-child transmission. Its... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to Read more »