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14 Aug 2018

Medical male circumcision: is the HIV prevention claim wrong?

Business Day

A study has found that medically circumcised older men in Mpumalanga have a higher rate of HIV than uncircumcised men

Circumcision is a proven intervention that reduces the chance of contracting HIV by 60%, but to scientists’ surprise, a study has found that medically circumcised older men in Mpumalanga had a higher rate of HIV than uncircumcised men.

The findings appear to suggest that it needs to be communicated to both men and women that circumcision does not offer 100% protection against HIV.

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Business Day