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What are the indidcations for male circumcision for HIV prevention?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Research Is Favorabl

Actually, there is research in africa that suggests circumcision lowers the risk of HIV and stds.
This includes adult procedures.. Obviously there are other preventative measures as listed in the other answers.

In brief: Research Is Favorabl

Actually, there is research in africa that suggests circumcision lowers the risk of HIV and stds.
This includes adult procedures.. Obviously there are other preventative measures as listed in the other answers.
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

There are none for HIV prevention.
There is data to suggest a small increased risk of acquiring hpv and penile cancer if uncirc'd, but nothing for hiv.

In brief: None

There are none for HIV prevention.
There is data to suggest a small increased risk of acquiring hpv and penile cancer if uncirc'd, but nothing for hiv.
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1 comment
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
I beg to differ. Male circumcision is one of the most effective and potent HIV prevention strategies that exist. Major efforts are underway to circumcise men in many countries in order to lower HIV rates, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: African studies

Studies invoving thousands of adult men in africa have shown that risk of HIV transmission during sex is reduced 50-70% in circumcised men.

In brief: African studies

Studies invoving thousands of adult men in africa have shown that risk of HIV transmission during sex is reduced 50-70% in circumcised men.
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics

In brief: Studies support it

There are several studies in africa now showing a considerable decrease in the spread of HIV after circumcision (about 60% less transmission!) circumcision only provides partial protection and should be a part of a more comprehensive sexually transmitted infection prevention practice and education--ie safer sex with condoms.

In brief: Studies support it

There are several studies in africa now showing a considerable decrease in the spread of HIV after circumcision (about 60% less transmission!) circumcision only provides partial protection and should be a part of a more comprehensive sexually transmitted infection prevention practice and education--ie safer sex with condoms.
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