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July 17, 2009

Circumcision in HIV-infected men and its effect on HIV transmission to female partners in Rakai, Uganda: a randomised controlled trial

"Interpretation: Circumcision of HIV-infected men did not reduce HIV transmission to female partners over 24 months; longer-term effects could not be assessed. Condom use after male circumcision is essential for HIV prevention."

Read more in The Lancet, July 18, 2009.

Also see Male circumcision and HIV risks and benefits for women.

Note: More infections occurred in the circumcision group in this study, although the difference was not statistically significant.