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Is Circumcision A Strategy To Prevent HIV Transmission?

Circumcision is a procedure that is accepted by some cultures and rejected by others. However, history shows that this is the oldest and most common surgical procedure.

According to statistics, one in four men on earth is circumcised. In the United States, the percentage is around 50% and in Europe, it is very rare. If you are finding more information about the detailed circumcision procedure you can check online.

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Many experts support the idea that circumcision is a strategy to prevent HIV transmission. From a biological point of view, the fact that the mucous membrane of the foreskin has a high density of HIV receptors makes this assumption plausible. However, the hypothesis needs more experiments to be scientifically confirmed.

Until then, there was some evidence to support circumcision as a method of preventing HIV transmission.

1. Cultures with a high percentage of pruning show low HIV rates and vice versa.

2. A recent study in Uganda found that circumcised men with female partners who had a viral load did not transmit women to men!

3. Two ongoing studies in Rakai and Kenya report that circumcision reduces male-to-female HIV transmission.

At the same time, some facts do not make sense because a study in South Africa was prematurely terminated by the board of directors due to excessive HIV transmission in the control group.

If there is a lot of confirmation, circumcision can be used together with a condom to prevent HIV transmission. However, applying this measure to a large proportion of the male population would be tricky.