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AFRICA: Abstract on circumcision as vector for HIV

This is the abstract from a paper that appeared in the Annals of Epidemiology. Sorry I don’t have the full pdf. The main point is that circumcision itself is a vector for the transmission of HIV in limited resource settings … Continue reading

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AFRICA: Fears circumcision could spread HIV borne out by research

A common fear expressed by UNAIDS and WHO regarding male circumcision has been that the procedure will spread infection both directly through contaminated instruments and by “risk disihibition” – men thinking circumcision has made them immune. This article summarizes recent … Continue reading

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KENYA: Men who choose to undergo circumcision have a history of unsafe sexual behavior over men who choose to remain intact

Aidsmap reports on a study released this month showing that Kenyan men who choose to undergo circumcision have a history of engaging in unsafe sexual behavior at a higher rate than men who choose to remain intact. Significantly, this finding … Continue reading

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