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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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AFRICA: More dangerous than foreskin

The Washington Post makes a timely point in this era of drastic measures that multiple, concurrent sexual partners are a potent driver of HIV infection. But The Washington Post is an American newspaper with an American bias. Hence, we might … Continue reading

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