CIRCUMCISION & PREVENTION OF INFECTION

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CIRCUMCISION & PREVENTION OF INFECTION

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A Ugandan study of 5534 men aged 15-49 by Dr Quinn and others has just been published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM March 26 2009 volume 360 number 13 p1298-1309) on Male Circumcision for the Prevention of HSV-2 and HPV Infections.

In addition to decreasing the incidence of HIV infection, male circumcision significantly reduced the incidence of herpes simplex type2 (HSV-2) infection and the prevalence of and human papilloma virus infection (HPV infection), findings that underscore the potential public health benefits of the procedure.

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The editorial says that these data add to the already compelling evidence that male circumcision can protect men from serious sexually transmitted infections.

Dr Martin Harris,

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