Tag Archives: Johns Hopkins

AMAZING: Ronald Gray would rather 100+ infant boys die than to give them the HPV vaccine later in life

Statistically insignificant difference in HPV infection in circumcised and intact men? Check. Slightly higher HPV clearance rate in circumcised men? Ok, check. Highly efficacious HPV vaccine available and recommended for girls and boys? Double check (double because there are two … Continue reading

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AFRICA: Why did Wawer et al. stop the study examining HIV infection among sero-discordant female partners of circumcised men?

A nagging concern has arisen in the wake of a recently published study [PDF] examining HIV infection rates in female partners of HIV-positive, circumcised men. The study, authored by Wawer et al., was stopped early, reportedly due to “futility.” However, valuable information may … Continue reading

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CROI 2008: “Surprising” research results at AIDS conference

Despite the disappointment that male circumcision seemed to offer no protection to female partners of HIV-infected men, [Maria] Wawer stressed that the procedure will probably still benefit women because if fewer men are infected, they are less likely to pass … Continue reading

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Aidsmap | CROI: Circumcising HIV positive men increases HIV infections in women, barely decreases STIs (revised post)

Aidsmap is reporting this morning that HIV infection was higher in female partners of HIV+ men who were circumcised than in men who remained intact as observed over a two year period. The study was presented at the Fifteenth Conference … Continue reading

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