View Full Version : Circumcision can cut risk of HIV in men, study finds

14-12-2006, 10:52:19
Circumcising men cuts their risk of being infected with the Aids virus in half, and could prevent hundreds of thousands or even millions of new infections, researchers said yesterday.

Circumcising men worked so well that the researchers stopped two large clinical trials in Kenya and Uganda to announce the results, although they cautioned that the procedure does not make men immune to the virus.

Experts say the reduced risk may be because cells on the inside of the foreskin are susceptible to HIV infection.

A US National Institutes of Health study in Kisumu, Kenya, involving 2,784 men aged 18 to 24 showed a 53 per cent reduction of HIV infections in circumcised men compared to uncircumcised men. A parallel study involving 4,996 men aged 15 to 49 in Rakai, Uganda, showed circumcised men were 48 per cent less likely than uncircumcised men to become infected.

Researchers previously had noticed that in places where circumcision is common, HIV was less common.

Results of the first major study on the issue were reported last year in South Africa, with researchers seeing a 60 per cent reduction in HIV risk for circumcised men. Researchers viewed the new trials as strong confirmation.

Public health leaders said the results indicated a potential way to reduce HIV in Africa. "It does have the potential to prevent many tens of thousands, many hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions of infections over coming years," Dr Kevin De Cock, the director of the World Health Organisation's Department of HIV/Aids, told reporters.

Truly the right man for the job...

14-12-2006, 11:08:21
Or.... They could use contraception! A genius is me!

14-12-2006, 11:09:08
Or they could abstain! It's what Jesus would want.

14-12-2006, 11:31:38
Au contraire! Jesus values sperm, more than you do.

Jesus only wants you to ask for God's (and the church) blessing first, which is quite fair, and then to fuck for procreation, which is also quite fair. No so pearl necklace, bumsex, facial, blowj, cos that's wasted sperm. Remeber, every sperm is sacred, every sperm is great, if a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate.

14-12-2006, 11:35:12
You are quite right, I wasn't specific enough. I just meant the unmarried and heathens should abstain.

14-12-2006, 12:12:38
"cuts risk"

well worded :wince:

14-12-2006, 12:14:11
This is good news, though, I'm going to get circumcised and then head off to africa to shag loads of HIV positive women. :beer:

14-12-2006, 12:19:52
don't forget to ask your gf first

14-12-2006, 12:20:36

Resource Consumer
14-12-2006, 12:30:44
I hate work. I was going to post this first thing this morning after having seen the Mr de Cock on the news last night.

14-12-2006, 12:54:06
Originally posted by Funko
Why? Dhy!!!

14-12-2006, 13:00:28
Originally posted by Resource Consumer
I hate work. I was going to post this first thing this morning after having seen the Mr de Cock on the news last night.

I saw that too and I thought of CG :shame:

14-12-2006, 17:06:40
You're a cock!
You're a cock!

You're a cock!

14-12-2006, 17:22:19
My love gun's loaded and she's in my sights, big game is waiting there inside her tights

14-12-2006, 23:57:11

16-12-2006, 20:52:15
only because cut men get less sex.