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http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=CDC-2015-0045-0001 (There is a blue 'Comment Now' button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. You can upload documents if 5000 characters in insufficient space).

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Internationally, most countries do not track any of the three infections; however, the few publications and records available suggest case rates have declined worldwide over the past 50 years. Declining rates of these conditions are likely due to a variety of factors. Improved living conditions, better sanitation (e.g., availability of soap and water), condom use, and educational efforts are all believed to be important factors (6, 21-23) contributing to the decline in the incidence of these infections. Improved recognition by physicians and treatment based on clinical presentation of sexually transmitted infections, coupled with treatment of sexual partners, also appears to be important in their decline. Increased antibiotic usage for treatment of other unrelated conditions may have contributed to the declining incidence of these infections. Additionally, HIV prevention strategies such as male circumcision may be playing a role, although definitive studies of this effect are still pending.

Given the low burden of these three infections globally, the potential introduction of additional cases into the United States by aliens is likely to have a negligible impact on the U.S. population for several reasons.
We have several threads over at F-R.net tagged skepticism which might be helpful for researching and drafting a response.
 

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Comments will be accepted until 11:59pm, EST 24 August 2014.

I suggest taking a pragmatic approach and seeing this as another opportunity to archive criticism and opposition to the circumcision-for-HIV/STI-prevention strategy, in the Federal Register and on the public record. Copying and pasting comments made to the recent CDC draft guidelines for clinicians would be better than nothing. Knowledgeable readers might also like to comment on how this document might be perceived by some in the Hispanic/Latino and other traditionally non-circumcising migrant communities.
 

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You can now view the Final Rule on the U.S. Federal Register at the following link (use the text-search feature of your browser to find the response to public comments regarding circumcision).

https://www.federalregister.gov/art...aliens-revisions-to-medical-screening-process

I suppose this demonstrates that if nothing else, responses on Regulations.gov can be used to at least get opposition on the public record, and place ideas in the public domain.
 

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I am confused, what is this exactly? A regulation to make mandatory male circumcision process part of some kind of immigrant health screen process to enter the US? Or what?
 
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