n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Male circumcision - a 'vaccine' against HIV infection? : medifile
|Article Title||Male circumcision - a 'vaccine' against HIV infection? : medifile|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Aug 2006|
|Pages||465 - 466|
Extracted from text ... Male circuMcision - a 'vaccine' against Hiv infection? Male circumcision (Mc), the removal of the foreskin of the penis, is often tied to deeply held religious, ethnic, and medical beliefs. it is a common ritual, practised in many cultures, and may be performed as a birth ritual or, as in many parts of sub-saharan africa, a traditional ceremony at adolescence. the controversy over whether circumcision reduces Hiv infection in men started in 1986, when a letter was published in the New England Journal of Medicine by aron fink. fink was a long-time supporter of mass circumcision. He maintained that the ..
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