Can or could smegma carry hiv/stds?

Possibly... Smegma is a sticky material that can collect between the head of the penis and the foreskin. Some authors have reported that male circumcision can help to decrease transmission of hiv. These authors say that HIV infection is exacerbated in inflammatory states, with the presence of smegma, and with ulceration. Int j std aids. 2012 mar;23(3):153-9, morris, b. Et al.