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Circumcision reduces HIV risk

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posted on Feb, 22 2007 @ 08:15 PM
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Circumcision reduces HIV risk


Source Link: news.yahoo.com

LONDON - Scientists say conclusive data shows there is no question circumcision reduces men's chances of catching HIV by up to 60 percent — a finding experts are hailing as a major breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. Now, the question is how to put that fact to work to combat AIDS across Africa.

The findings first were announced in December, when initial results from two major trials — in Kenya and Uganda — showed promising links between circumcision and HIV transmission.
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posted on Feb, 22 2007 @ 08:18 PM
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A 60% reduction in HIV transmission rates is pretty sig. IMHO. I don't think we will ever get that "majic bullet" that cures the disease, but we may see progress by gradually whittling down the risk factors



posted on Feb, 22 2007 @ 08:43 PM
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You can't take it with you when you go, circumcision means you can't even keep it all while you're here.

The discussion of whether someone should be a helmut or an anteater has been a long one and continues to this day. Even I have my reservations about the procedure.

Still, Selling it to a whole continent as a way to cut down on AIDs will take some work. Many in Africa think the west created AIDs to destroy the black race. Now we come along and say, "We just want to cut off a little bit of your...."

It will be a tough sell indeed...



posted on Feb, 22 2007 @ 10:42 PM
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Dont quite understand the corelation between the added risk of getting HIV and having a 4skin but who am I to judge.

Anyway I know who I would rather have in the car if your stuck in the desert and the Fan Belt breaks......



posted on Feb, 22 2007 @ 10:50 PM
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Ummm. What happens if you were OVER circumsized?


Just kidding. Um, I think this is pretty interesting. Before this I didn't really see the point.


AAC



posted on Feb, 22 2007 @ 11:52 PM
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A what? An 'anteater'?
Okaaay then . . .

I think it's pretty amazing that someone thought to do a test on this. I wonder if there will be an increase in circumcisions because of this?



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