New research suggests circumcision could be effective in preventing the spread of HIV among men.
The study of more than 3,000 men in South Africa was done by the French agency for Aids and Viral Hepatitis.
The data, outlined at a conference in Brazil, shows male circumcision prevented about seven of 10 infections.
Previous studies have suggested that men who are circumcised have a lower rate of HIV infection.
It is thought that the cells of the foreskin are much more susceptible to HIV than cells on other parts of the penis, so by removing the foreskin, the likelihood of infection drops.
I wonder what Dr. Zizou has to say about this…
As for me, I think that’s good news, but I just can’t but wonder why the foreskin was created in the first place if it’s better to get circumsized and obligatory for Muslims and Jews to get circumsized?!
I’m not questioning God’s wisdom here, I’m sure he has his reasons. I guess my little human brain can’t see them though.
They say that if the results are confirmed, then circumcision could be used alongside condoms to prevent the spread of HIV. But implementing this measure on a large scale will be complicated.
I guess we could send them a group of our professional Tunisian circumsizers 😉
[Source: BBC News]