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More Evidence That Circumcision Is Lowering African HIV Rates
It's interesting that, as the US (and to a lesser extent the UK) is becoming increasingly anti-circumcision, the process is causing great changes in sub-Saharan Africa. The circumstances are *very* different, of course, not least that, in Africa, circumcision is performed on adults who are voluntarily requesting it to reduce the likelihood of female-to-male HIV transmission in countries of great prevalence. ¶ Research from the mid-2000s found that circumcision lowers the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission by over half — and "for each 10% increase in circumcision coverage, there was a 12% drop in the rate of new cases of HIV among the men." Disappointingly, "there was no evidence that [circumcision] had led to a drop in HIV incidence among women."
circumcision  HIV/AIDS  from:Poz.com  geo:Africa  from:CROI 
march 2015 by owenblacker
The CDC Dives Into the Great American Circumcision Debate
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is weighing whether to make its first-ever recommendations on the sensitive and divisive subject of male circumcision. On December 2, the federal agency issued a draft proposal that, if put into effect, would advise clinicians to counsel men, boys and expectant parents that removing the penis’s foreskin reduces the risk of female-to-male transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as a number of other health problems.
by:BenjaminRyan  from:Poz.com  circumcision  HIV/AIDS  epidemiology  geo:UnitedStates  geo:Kenya  interesting 
january 2015 by owenblacker

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