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2018-08-01 - South Africa: Medically Circumcised Men more likely to have HIV

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  • 2018-08-01 - South Africa: Medically Circumcised Men more likely to have HIV

    Are circumcised men safer sex partners? Findings from the HAALSI cohort in rural South Africa


    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/art...ew+Articles%29

    Results:
    "One quarter of older men reported circumcision, with slightly more initiation-based circumcisions (56%) than hospital-based circumcisions (44%). Overall, the evidence did not suggest differences in HIV prevalence between circumcised and uncircumcised men; however, those who reported hospital-based circumcision were more likely to test HIV-positive [PR (95% CI): 1.28 (1.03, 1.59)] while those who reported initiation-based circumcision were less likely to test HIV-positive [PR (95% CI): 0.68 (0.51, 0.90)]. Effects were attenuated, but not reversed after adjustment for key covariates."
    -Ron Low
    Service@TLCTugger.com
    847 414-1692 Chicago

  • #2
    I'm not surprised. If hospitals are fraudulently marketing circumcision as a tool to prevent HIV transmission, then the men who get it done there might be the ones more likely to have unsafe sex.

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