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    Exclamation Circumcision Prevents Aids

    Uncircumcised fellas time to visit your doctor for a little snip job..



    By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    Published: March 29, 2007

    The World Health Organization officially recommended circumcision as a way to prevent heterosexual transmission of the AIDS virus yesterday, setting the stage for donor agencies to begin paying for the operation.

    The group acted after three clinical trials in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa, overseen by the national health agencies of the United States and France, found that male circumcision reduced the risk of infection of men through heterosexual sex by about 60 percent.

    No countries have yet adopted circumcision as part of their AIDS prevention plans, “but I hope this recommendation will lead some to do so,” said Dr. Kevin De Cock, director of the H.I.V.-AIDS department of the World Health Organization.

    In some southern African countries with very high AIDS rates, such as Lesotho and Swaziland, Dr. De Cock said, he has already heard anecdotal reports that men were asking private doctors for the operation.

    Large donors, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, have already indicated that they will be willing to pay for circumcisions if countries ask for money and can demonstrate that the operations will be done safely and with the right counseling.

    It is crucial, the health organization said, that men be taught that they can still catch the virus and pass it on even if they are circumcised, and so should still lower their risk further by having no sex or sex with fewer partners and by using condoms.

    The organization’s recommendation represents a triumph for a few public health experts who argued for years — in the face of skepticism from prominent scientists — that circumcision had a protective effect. They had noticed that AIDS rates were lower in African regions where it was common, such as Muslim areas. But, until the recent clinical trials, it was impossible to convince mainstream experts that the lower rates were not because of other factors, like polygamy or harsh penalties for extramarital sex under Shariah, the legal code of Islam based on the Koran.

    “It’s a big day,” said Daniel Halperin, an AIDS researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health who was an author of a 1999 paper in the journal The Lancet arguing that evidence for a protective effect could be found in many small surveys of African sexual habits. “They finally said what we suggested years ago.”

    Dr. Halperin, who said he had interviewed hundreds of African men about sex and AIDS, said he had seen growing acceptance of circumcision among those whose tribes or religions did not practice it.

    “And I can count on one hand the number who said, ‘Oh, yeah, if I get circumcised, I’m bulletproof, I can’t get AIDS,’ ” he said. Many say that circumcision “makes them feel cleaner,” he said, and that it reduces their chances of getting other venereal diseases.

    The countries where the operation is likely to do the most good — those where AIDS prevalence is high and circumcision is low — are places like South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and other southern countries that have, by African standards, good health care.

    “They can do it safely,” Dr. Halperin said. “It’s surgery, but it’s not brain surgery.”

    Scientists are not sure why circumcision reduces the risk of AIDS, but the prevailing theory is that Langerhans cells, which are the immune system’s sentinels and attach easily to viruses, are much more common on the underside of the foreskin than on the shaft of the penis. Also, the foreskin suffers small tears during intercourse, which may allow the virus into the bloodstream.
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    I doh believe that, i plan on stayin a 100%er.

    Even if d article have some kinda truth, people should still be usin condoms unless they plan on havin children.

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    With d AIDS being so epidemic and a quandry, I think it's worth the trials, the effort and funding for research, further research and finding why, not that it aids in preventing AIDS which is great,it does work. THe all this is true, then go on with the snipping and snip it.
    That Bara reign jus' won't let up.

    I am in the Navy. Who is on board the ship? We have to go do battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bara View Post
    With d AIDS being so epidemic and a quandry, I think it's worth the trials, the effort and funding for research, further research and finding why, not that it aids in preventing AIDS which is great,it does work. THe all this is true, then go on with the snipping and snip it.
    and encourage people to not wear d glove, right? "baby it's ok, im circumsized, 60% less of a chance that i can catch it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SocaBandit View Post
    I doh believe that, i plan on stayin a 100%er.

    Even if d article have some kinda truth, people should still be usin condoms unless they plan on havin children.
    I guess it makes sense in places with high cases of aids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SocaBandit View Post
    and encourage people to not wear d glove, right? "baby it's ok, im circumsized, 60% less of a chance that i can catch it"
    Oh babyyyy.....
    That Bara reign jus' won't let up.

    I am in the Navy. Who is on board the ship? We have to go do battle.

    RIRI 4 eva.

    IT'S GHOULE TIME AND D GHOULES R AFTER ME. HELP!!!

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    I hear that talk already,Im wondering if it might be worth taking the snip...then again I hear it only have a 1%-3% chance of getting AIDS through sex.

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    This has been known since the 80's and it doesnt prevent it people who are circumcised are %60 less likely to get it.
    The clinical trials just show whats been long since observed.
    That said is there any trials like this here in the U.S?

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