One can only hope that more medical scientists evaluate these studies objectively and understand that the HIV scenario in Africa is vastly different than anywhere else. It's one thing for adult men to willingly choose circumcision in hopes of even a tiny decrease in HIV infection in a region where HIV is rampant and often spread heterosexually and quite another to recommend circumcising newborn males in regions with very low HIV prevalence and exceedingly rare female to male transmission. It would be a gross misapplication of the study findings, even if we except that there is a real (albeit not impressive) decrease in female-to-male HIV transmission in circumcised men in an endemic area. It's crystal clear to me as a researcher. I suppose some are just willing to jump on any potential means of HIV prevention, even a very crude measure that would be quite difficult to implement. Rest assured, though, that there is better HIV research going on than these correlational studies. That kind of research will lead to actual vaccines and novel antivirals.