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Research Proves Circumcision can Prevent AIDS

Three new research studies have revealed that circumcision can effectively control AIDS transmission. New HIV cases fell by 76% after circumcising men in a township in South Africa. Without the circumcisions, AIDS would have infected many more men and women, reveal the researchers.

The researchers say circumcision is easy, cheap and effective. It costs only about $56, takes about 20 minutes to perform and is a one-time procedure. Previous trials in 2006 in South Africa, Uganda and Kenya found that circumcision halved HIV risk for men.

Circumcision campaigns have been launched in 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that have been affected badly by AIDS. These countries host about 66% of the 33 million AIDS patients worldwide. Till mid-2010, about 175,000 men had been circumcised in these 13 countries.

Circumcised men reveal their sexual pleasure is greater after the surgery. This fact will help ease fears about the procedure. But, newly circumcised men should not abandon condom use after surgery. Researchers say not even vaccines can provide 100% protection.

However, circumcision does not benefit women as it does not reduce their risk of AIDS. Its benefits also do not extend to homosexual intercourse.

3 responses to Research Proves Circumcision can Prevent AIDS

  1. Circumcision continues to be a solution in search of a problem. AIDS is just the most recent. It is obvious in the real world that circumcision does not prevent or reduce AIDS because if it did the US would not have had an AIDS epidemic, as the US has the highest numbers of circ’d males, especially sexually active adult men at the height of the epidemic – and this continues to be the case for the developed world. Proper condom use and responsible sexual practices reduce AIDS, circ does not. Condoms are still necessary to make it less likely the virus will be transmitted. Further and finally, this irresponsible promotion of circ as a prevention to AIDS is a real problem, especially in Africa, because males will think they are protected and not wear condoms and therefore be at the greatest risk. This is terribly sad.

  2. Cyn said on July 21, 2011

    This is such bullcrap. Stop falling for this myth, people. Geez, do a bit of digging and you’ll find you’ve been fed a pile of manure.

    The AIDS thing is largely misreported by the media/medical community and consequently misunderstood by the public. It was based on highly flawed African studies that have since been called into serious question. Circumcision does not prevent STDs/AIDS … only safe sex practices do that. And an infant will not be engaging in risky sex with anyone.

    Also, if circumcision were really effective against AIDS (or other STDs), America should have lower rates of infection than in countries where baby boys aren’t routinely cut. And yet we do not – our rates are higher.

    Further info on the AIDS/STD myth:

    http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/HIV/
    http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/HIV/vanhowe4/
    http://www.circumstitions.com/HIV.html
    http://www.circumcisionandhiv.com/
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ali-a-rizvi/male-circumcision-and-the_b_249728.html
    http://www.drmomma.org/2011/05/hivaids-rates-continue-to-climb-in.html

    Videos on the AIDS/STD issue:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlsUg0sdAtE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54dlgodHkTQ

    To really counter the HIV myth of circumcision, go to http://www.CircumcisionAndHIV.com

    No health organization in the world recommends circumcision, not even Israel. And here’s WHY:

    In a definitive 2009 survey, USAID found that in 10 of 18 countries with data available, circumcised men were actually MORE likely to have HIV than intact men. They found that CONDOM USE, not circumcision status, was correlated with lower HIV. Here is the original document: http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/CR22/CR22.pdf

  3. Isn’t amazing that even circumcised guys still have to use condoms in order to be protected? Well why the heck do we circumcise our boys if, in the future when they have sex, they will need a condom whether they are circumcised or not?

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