Thanks for the info everyone.
I'm pretty sure that the guy I was talking about in the OP was referring to the media coverage of a presentation which was made at the International Aids Conference last year in Barcelona about male circumcision as a strategy to prevent HIV in Botswana. I managed to find the text, which was published in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal:http://sti.bmjjournals.com/cgi/conte...tract/79/3/214
Unlike the article itself, the criticisms are well referenced and very convincing.
Even though the anti-circ sites discuss this subject much more persuasively and exhaustively than I can, I wanted to avoid linking to them because I KNOW the person who brought it up will automatically discount anything from an anti-circ website.
I had read that the Medical Research Council was coming out with a review of all the previous circumcision/HIV studies, basically criticising the standard of the research that has been done (http://www.cirp.org/news/news24_07-18-03/
) and concluding that circumcision does NOT prevent the spread of AIDS
. This morning I found the text of the review, (http://www.update-software.com/abstracts/AB003362.htm
), which has just been published.
So now I'm off to write my response - wish me luck!