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|French researcher Dr Bertran Auvert of Versailles University suggested this week that 40% to 50% of circumcisions in Southern Africa were only “ritual” or “partial” circumcisions — where the foreskin was not completely removed.
HIV trials conducted in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda showed that only clinical circumcision could reduce the risk of males getting HIV, said Auvert.
“What I know is that not all who say that they call themselves ‘circumcised’ are clinically circumcised,” he said. “In fact their penises are completely intact.”
Apparently only "clincal" circumcision prevents AIDS because every one else doesn't take off enough foreskin.
And, apparently, if you are not "clinically circumcised" then you are "completely intact"
Read more of the madness in the article. Here are a few quotes:
As a side note, I wonder why, if supposedly these studies show "only clinical circumcision prevents HIV/AIDS", do groups who support ritual circumcision blatantly use the HIV thing in their defense (see the brief in the oregon case for an example of this)
For what it's worth Carriebft, I found it interesting that Avert called the men "completely intact"
They're scrambling. They KNOW that men are STILL getting HIV/AIDS even _after_ a circumcision and they need to justify their faulty snap-judgement findings and recomendations.
Why? Because these ignorant men think being circumcised is like having an 'invisible condom', so they're out tom-catting around spreading the virus. IF ONLY they had just done better safer sex practices, they wouldn't have had these mass mutilations and _could_ _have_ saved lives w/out pain!!!!
Where's that brick wall you need it???
My friend was talking about the S Africa study today. I didn't know what to say to that. I haven't read the study. It doesn't sound right. Could you please enlighten me here. I am an intactivist. I am the only one in my family who wouldn't circ. They are fairly religious.
Is this about $$? It usually is but is this the case here?
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