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HIV And Circumcision
of HIV if they are circumcised, but this only means that they will take longer to get infected. Sexual behaviour, possibly abetted by genes, not anatomy, is the explanation for the spread of aids. (Is it the presence of consent that upsets them?) History urges scepticism In the days of the Roman Empire many African peoples already practised circumcision (both male and female) as a cultural ritual. Auvert B, Taljaard D, Lagarde E, Sobngwi-Tambekou J, Sitta R,. Although the claim that circumcision provides significant protection against HIV infection has received a lot of publicity, it would not be the Hitchhikeraa relevant in a developed country like Australia even if it was true.
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Ritual circumcision itself may be a route of HIV transmission. "Male circumcision for HIV prevention in men in Rakai, Uganda: a randomised trial." The Lancet. On the contrary, all the evidence is that the younger it is done the more harmful, risky and painful it is, because of the tiny size of the organ, ignorance as to the eventual size of the penis and length of foreskin at puberty, and. Desperate fears produce desperate reactions, but one wonders how much emotional baggage is bound up in this massive effort. "Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention: Research Implications for Policy and Programming." Montreux, Switzerland. Gray,.; Kigozi,.; Serwadda,.;. Cynics might call it bribery. African data on circumcision is context-specific and cannot be extrapolated to the Australian epidemic in any way. "HIV and male circumcision-a systematic review with assessment of the quality of studies." The Lancet Infectious Diseases.