Circumcision protects men against HIV

日期:2019-03-02 04:19:07 作者:阳泶诧 阅读:

CIRCUMCISION protects men against HIV. In fact, the first randomised study of the link between catching the virus and foreskin removal showed such a strong effect that it was stopped early so that all participants could be offered the operation. Previous studies have shown that circumcised men are up to 7 times less likely to contract HIV (New Scientist, 3 April 2004, p 15). But it was impossible to tell whether this was due to the operation or to cultural factors. To rule out behavioural effects,