n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Male circumcision - a 'vaccine' against HIV infection? : medifile

Volume 24, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



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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