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July 19, 2009

HIV: Male Circumcision Does Not Shield Women

"While several trials in recent years have found foreskin removal reduces men’s risk of HIV infection by up to 65 percent, a new study shows the procedure has no protective benefit for their female partners.... Most of the infections occurred in the circumcised group within six months of the procedure. This may have been due to some of the men not waiting for the circumcision wound to heal properly, thus exposing their partners to HIV-infected blood, they noted."

Read more in NPIN, July 16, 2009.