Circumcision Studied in Africa as AIDS Preventive  

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4/28/2006 8:57 am

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Circumcision Studied in Africa as AIDS Preventive

That was the title of an article in today's New York Times website... here are two extracts of that article

"Armed with new studies suggesting that male circumcision can reduce the chance of H.I.V. infection in men, and perhaps in women, health workers in two southern African nations are pressing to make circumcisions broadly available to meet what they call a burgeoning demand. "

"The most striking studies suggest that men can lower their own risk of infection by roughly two-thirds, and that infected men can reduce the odds of transmitting the virus to their partners by about 30 percent, simply by undergoing circumcision. Research suggests that the cells on the underside of the foreskin are prime targets for the virus and that tears and abrasions in the foreskin can invite the infection."

It would start again the debate about new born circunsicion.

Personally I'm not circumcised, but I have to admit it has crossed my mind to go for the procedure.

Any thoughts on this??

Has anyone had the procedure after they became adults??

Koffla 60M
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4/30/2006 11:55 am

Is a bogus study. It has been mentioned in other areas since last year. HIV - AIDS 101
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 101


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6/30/2006 10:54 am

This study was branded as false by the 'British Journal of Eurolgy' and the LA Times.

The guys that carried out the survey were religious freaks who were after their own kicks.

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