06 January 2011

Circumcision vs AIDS?

Why are more and more experts promoting adult male circumcision as an effective tool to reduce the risk of HIV infection in men?

Governments and AIDS activists around the world, especially in developing countries, are promoting medical circumcision (i.e. the surgical removal of the penis’ foreskin) for sexually active young men as a cost-effective and efficient method to reduce the risk of HIV transmission and infection.

Experts believe that mass male circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa could prevent some 4 million or more new adult infections and millions of deaths over a period of 20 years.


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