Neonatal Circumcision Does Not Reduce HIV/AIDS Infection Rates (Opinion) (Report)

Neonatal Circumcision Does Not Reduce HIV/AIDS Infection Rates (Opinion) (Report)

Non-therapeutic, non-religious circumcision is the surgical procedure most commonly published about, (1) but substantive indications are lacking. Since its introduction to the USA during the Victorian period, when it was thought that it prevented masturbation, (2) medical justifications for the procedure progressed to prevention of various infective conditions (sexually transmitted diseases, penile and cervical cancer) […]

The Illusive Promise of Circumcision to Prevent Female-To-Male HIV Infection - Not The Way to Go For South Africa (From the Editor)

The Illusive Promise of Circumcision to Prevent Female-To-Male HIV Infection – Not The Way to Go For South Africa (From the Editor)

‘Circumcision reduces HIV infections 76% in South Africa, researchers find’, screamed the headline in the online Bloomberg news, taking its cue from the reported findings of a randomised, controlled intervention trial (RCT) conducted at Orange Farm, Gauteng. The findings were presented by French researcher Bertran Auvert et al. in July 2011 at an AIDS conference […]