Dec 14, 2006

[Health] 'Cutting' the Risk of HIV

This is probably going to be one of the strangest health-related posts I'll be writing about here on the Guide.

There are now reports of an African study whose results show that circumcised men have a nearly 50% less chance of HIV infection as compared to uncircumcised men. Given how significant the initial results have been, the trials were put to a halt in order to report their findings, which also corroborate a previous study conducted in South Africa.

Of course, this is not to say that protection like condoms are no longer needed - it's just that circumcision now appears to be one of the factors when it comes to determining the likelihood of HIV infection.

I wonder if this will cause guys to run out to get themselves 'cut' now, haha. Sorry, I just can't resist the puns.

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