posted on Dec, 13 2006 @ 01:54 PM
According to a new research, men who are circumcised half their chances of being infected by the disease. Of course, that doesn't mean circumcised
men should be lax in wearing protection.
Circumcision 'cuts' HIV infection
Circumcision can cut the rate of HIV infection in heterosexual men by 50%, results from two African trials show.
The findings are so striking, the US National Institutes of Health decided it would be unethical to continue and stopped the trials early.
It supports a previous South African study which reported similar results.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
When I was 10 and was sent to the clinic to be circumcised, I asked the doctors aside from religious obligation, what good would it do. He told me
that it was a religious obligation because of it's true purpose -- hygiene. I didn't argue because it seemed to make sense.
Anyway, check out the name of the lead doctor at the HIV/Aids department of the World Health Organization: Dr Kevin De Cock
I swear to you, you can't make this stuff up
Edit: Ahh.. crap, this seems like the wrong forum. Mods, feel free to move the thread.. sorry..
[edit on 13-12-2006 by Beachcoma]