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#1 of 4 Old 04-26-2003, 07:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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http://www.washtimes.com/world/20030425-82075726.htm

Circumcision shown to deter HIV spread
By Tom Carter
THE WASHINGTON TIMES


Circumcised men are at least 50 percent less likely to contract the virus that causes AIDS during unprotected sex than uncircumcised men, according to a soon-to-be released report by
the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).Based on a systematic review of 28 scientific studies published by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the USAID report "found that circumcised males are less than half as likely to be infected by HIV as uncircumcised men."
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I can see this becoming a very big push in the medical field to reininstitute this practice on a prophylactic basis. Even though the article in it's last paragraph, concedes it's not a bulletproof jacket in protection against aids. We as concerned Moms and Dads, have to make it clear that it's behaviour that spreads AIDS, and that circ'ing isn't going to change that.
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RE: "I can see this becoming a very big push in the medical field to reininstitute this practice on a prophylactic basis."


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I'm reminded by what Dr. Fleiss has said, that the compulsion to circ comes first, and the "reasons" come later (to somehow make the compulsion seem legitimate.)
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Yep, mamajulie. Its a shame some people circ their kids for this reason, yet are too afraid/ashamed to educate them about the horrors of AIDS and how it is spread.

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