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HIV/AIDS

29 October 2009

Large foreskins up Aids risk

Men with larger foreskins are more likely to become infected with the Aids virus, researchers said in a finding that helps explain why circumcision can protect men.

Men with larger foreskins are more likely to become infected with the Aids virus, researchers said in a finding that helps explain why circumcision can protect men.

"Mean foreskin surface area was significantly higher among men who acquired HIV," they wrote in the journal Aids.


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