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HIV/AIDS

08 December 2010

Circumcision may not curb gay HIV transmission

Circumcision has been shown to lower a man's risk of contracting HIV through heterosexual sex but studies indicate that for gay and bisexual men this remains questionable.

While circumcision has been shown to lower a man's risk of contracting HIV through heterosexual sex, a new study indicates that the value of circumcision for gay and bisexual men remains questionable.

All of the men in the study reported having sex with other men and were considered to be at increased risk of HIV infection because they were already infected with the genital herpes virus (herpes simplex type 2), which can make people more susceptible to HIV.

 

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