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Circumcision NOT complete protecton against HIV/Aids

One of my favorite source blogs Sociolingo reports the significant news from Africa. On December 14th, he quotes a United Nations report stating that while circumcision halves the risk of HIV infection, it should not be relied upon without condoms.

“Although these results demonstrate that male circumcision reduces the risk of men becoming infected with HIV, the UN agencies emphasize that it does not provide complete protection against HIV infection,” they said. “Circumcised men can still become infected with the virus and, if HIV-positive, can infect their sexual partners.

“Male circumcision should never replace other known effective prevention methods and should always be considered as part of a comprehensive prevention package, which includes correct and consistent use of male or female condoms, reduction in the number of sexual partners, delaying the onset of sexual relations, and HIV testing and counselling,” they added.

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December 17, 2006 - Posted by | Africa, Blogging, ExPat Life, Family Issues

2 Comments »

  1. what a popular topic this has become. i also posted about it and so did purg

    http://fonzation.com/blog/?p=289

    Comment by Fonzy | December 18, 2006 | Reply

  2. Fonz – Repetition repetition repetition . . . 😉

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 18, 2006 | Reply


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