Study Says Circumcision Does Not Cut HIV Risk For Gay Men

October 8, 2008

A new study has found that circumcision does not cut the risk of HIV/AIDS in gay men the same way that it does for men and women.<br /> .....Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study has found that circumcision does not cut the risk of HIV/AIDS in gay men the same way that it does for men and women.

In the past, it has been proven that circumcision helps prevent the spread of AIDS between men and women during intercourse.

This is not the case for gay men though according to the study led by Gregorio Millett of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For the study, they looked at past data from 15 earlier studies which included a total of around 54,000 homosexual men.

Circumcision was found to not significantly reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS.

It made the men14% less likely to be infected with the AIDS virus, not enough to be significant by any means.

The study has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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