Navigation Links
Male circumcision reduces HIV risk, study stopped early

A University of Illinois at Chicago study has been stopped early due to preliminary results indicating that medical circumcision of men reduces their risk of acquiring HIV during heterosexual intercourse by 53 percent.

The study's independent Data Safety and Monitoring Board met Dec. 12 to review the interim data. Based on the board's review, the National Institutes of Health halted the trial and recommended that all men enrolled in the study who remain uncircumcised be offered circumcision.

"Circumcision is now a proven, effective prevention strategy to reduce HIV infections in men," said Robert Bailey, professor of epidemiology in the UIC School of Public Health and principal investigator of the study.

The clinical trial, funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Canadian Institute of Health Research, enrolled 2,784 HIV negative, uncircumcised men between 18 and 24 years old in Kisumu, Kenya.

Half the men were randomly assigned to circumcision, half remained uncircumcised. All men enrolled in the study received free HIV testing and counseling, medical care, tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, condoms and behavioral risk counseling for 24 months.

Study results show that 22 of the 1,393 circumcised men in the study contracted HIV, compared to 47 of the 1,391 uncircumcised men. In other words, circumcised men had 53 percent fewer HIV infections than uncircumcised men.

Until now, public health organizations have not supported circumcision as a method of HIV prevention due to a lack of randomized controlled trials.

"With these findings, the evidence is now available for donor and normative agencies, like WHO and UNAIDS, to actively promote circumcision in a safe context and along with other HIV prevention strategies," Bailey said.

"Circumcision cannot be a stand-alone intervention. It has to be integrated with all the other things that
'"/>

Source:University of Illinois at Chicago


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV transmission from women to men
2. PLoS Medicine publishes first trial of effect of male circumcision on HIV infection
3. Deficiency of growth hormone and IGF-1 reduces cancer and kidney disease, but creates other problems
4. New miniaturised chip dramatically reduces time taken for DNA analysis
5. New processing method reduces peanut allergenicity
6. Blocking the nerve receptor EP1 in mouse models reduces brain damage caused by stroke
7. Study finds that nutritionally enhanced rice reduces iron deficiency
8. Overfishing in inland waters reduces biodiversity and threatens health
9. Aspirin reduces cardiovascular risks in men and women -- but differently
10. New gene reduces retinal degeneration in fruit flies
11. Prenatal nicotine exposure reduces breathing response of newborns...
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Male circumcision reduces HIV risk study stopped early

(Date:4/17/2014)... suggests that fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers ... contaminants like persistent organic pollutants (POPs). , ... including University of Toronto Scarborough PhD student Matt ... different levels of environmental contamination, a mother,s compliance ... the body influenced exposure in her children. , ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Kansas State University engineer has developed a patented ... improvised explosive devices. The same technique could help ... Steven M. and Kay L. Theede chair in ... engineering, and his research team have created a ... in car trunks. The distance detection method ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States ... to be impacting native honeybee populations at this time, ... pests include including Nosema microsporidia and ... be resilient to these invasive pests, which suggests to ... Europe, Asia and the United States currently are not ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fish consumption advisories fail to cover all types of contaminants 2Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 3
... College Park, Md. -- DNA sequencing is the next ... efficient and affordable, it is increasingly available to small ... a faster rate than ever before. However, the ... data still has some catching up to do. ...
... Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M University College ... of a consortium of researchers who have developed an ... to better disease resistance and higher quality meat for ... the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center ...
... a breakthrough method for sequencing-based methylation profiling, which could ... more efficient and cost-effective methods for studying certain diseases. ... Kun Zhang, a bioengineering professor in the UC San ... assays for quantifying DNA methylation digitally on an arbitrary ...
Cached Biology News:A genomic CluE for cloud computing 2A genomic CluE for cloud computing 3Bovine genome provides clues to possible new developments 2Bovine genome provides clues to possible new developments 3New method developed by UC San Diego bioengineers gives regenerative medicine a boost 2New method developed by UC San Diego bioengineers gives regenerative medicine a boost 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... MA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 iLab Solutions, ... Detwiler as the new Director of Product Strategy. In this ... well as iLab sub-teams to guide in the development of ... iLab provides the maximum possible benefit to the scientific community ...
(Date:1/14/2014)...  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OTCQX: RXII), a biotechnology company ... addressing major unmet medical needs using RNA-targeted technologies, ... Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark ... for the treatment of fibrosis. The patent covers ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... ®, provider of RapidResponse ®, a cloud-based supply chain ... S&OP ) service, is proud to be a gold sponsor ... at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, January 30 – 31, ... , Director of Supply Chain at Amgen, as she presents ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 Kerr Corporation, a leading manufacturer ... additional how-to information about dual arch impressions on its dental ... Arch Impressions,” the blog entry serves up a list of ... a step-by-step demonstration by Dr. David Little as he crafts ...
Breaking Biology Technology:iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Receives US Notice of Allowance for a Key Patent Relating to its Self-Delivering Technology with sd-rxRNAs targeting CTGF, including RXI-109, for the Treatment of Fibrotic Disorders 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Receives US Notice of Allowance for a Key Patent Relating to its Self-Delivering Technology with sd-rxRNAs targeting CTGF, including RXI-109, for the Treatment of Fibrotic Disorders 3Event Alert: Kinaxis Customer to Present at the Biomanufacturing Summit "Supply Chain: Improving Network Effectiveness" 2
... , , , ... , Despite the wide spectrum of cell ... are significant differences in ,the efficiency of DNA delivery into different ... and Jurkat, the broad-spectrum transfection reagents ,available today usually provide relatively ...
... , , , , , ... can encompass all aspects of genome projects from shotgun library construction ... project managers , consult with clients to design a ... and are available to manage the project from start to finish. , ...
... , , , Agencourt offers a full ... as BACs, cosmids and fosmids. Agencourt , has several features ... rapid turnaround including: , Long Phred20 read lengths , ... Patented SPRI technology , Oracle-based Galaxy LIMS ...
Cached Biology Technology:Uses and Applications of X-tremeGENE Q2 Transfection Reagent 2WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING 2WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING 3FULL LENGTH INSERT SEQUENCING 2
Recombinant Mouse TGF-beta RII/(human) Fc Chimera, CF...
Recombinant Mouse Noggin...
... Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Antibody Sampler Kit ... (HDAC1) Antibody, Catalog #2062, 40 ul Histone ... ul Histone Deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) Antibody, Catalog ... Antibody, Catalog #2082, 40 ul Histone Deacetylase ...
An instrument that delivers an accurate and uniform amount of light energy to cells to photoactivate csiRNA products....
Biology Products: