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Study Explains That Circumcision Would Not Prevent HIV in Gay Men

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 26, 2010 @ 4:34 pm
image Circumcision in gay men would have little effect on reducing HIV incidence, according to a new US study. Circumcision is thought to reduce the risk of HIV transmission by removing cells in the foreskin that are most susceptible to infection by the virus. Clinical trials conducted in Africa have found it reduces the risk of HIV in heterosexual men, yet there is little evidence that it can reduce transmission among American gay men. The study by the University ...

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