Navigation Links
Circumcision Doesn't Lessen HIV Transmission
Date:7/16/2009

Condom still essential for protecting female partner, researchers say

THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Circumcision doesn't reduce transmission of HIV from infected men to women, says a study that included 922 HIV-infected men in Uganda.

The men, who were uncircumcised before the start of the study, were randomly selected to undergo immediate circumcision or circumcision after two years. The study also included HIV-uninfected female partners of the men. The women were checked for HIV infection at six, 12 and 24 months.

The study was stopped early due to "futility." The final analysis of 92 couples in the intervention group and 67 couples in the control group showed that 18 percent of women in the intervention group became infected with HIV, compared with 12 percent of those in the control group. Cumulative probability of HIV infection at 24 months was 22 percent among women in the intervention group and 13 percent among those in the control group.

While these results weren't statistically significant, they were sufficient to stop the study, said Dr. Maria J. Wawer of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and colleagues.

"Circumcision of HIV-infected men did not reduce HIV transmission to female partners over 24 months; longer-term effects could not be assessed. Condom use after male circumcision is essential for HIV prevention," they concluded.

The findings appear in the July 18 issue of The Lancet.

The study results shouldn't deter programs working to increase circumcision services for men at risk for HIV, wrote Dr. Jared M. Baeten of the University of Washington in Seattle and colleagues in an accompanying commentary.

Involving women in decision-making about circumcision provides an opportunity to educate men and women about the risks and benefits of circumcision and to target risk-reduction counseling efforts to serodiscordant couples,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Ugandan Medical Male Circumcision Program Launched to Prevent HIV Transmission
2. The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org
3. Intact America Launches Campaign to Change How America Thinks About Male Circumcision
4. Clinical Innovations Introduces New Circumcision Device
5. Unprecedented Scale-Up of Voluntary Male Circumcision Begins in Swaziland and Zambia
6. Circumcision Guards Against STDs
7. Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Web Site Launched
8. Circumcision rates lower in states where Medicaid does not cover procedure
9. Circumcision Rates Too Low
10. Male circumcision may decrease risk of HPV infection and cervical cancer
11. Circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection in heterosexual US men
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 26, 2014 The report “TS-1 ... focuses on the current treatment landscape, unmet needs, current ... TS-1 is an anti-cancer drug which is typically used ... is also used for treating gastric cancer and pancreatic ... potassium. The drug was first approved in 1999 in ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous ... released its collection of discounted prom dresses, most of ... senior spokesman of the company, the promotion is valid ... is to expand the UK market. , The prom ... colors, lengths, and styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Woodland Hills, California (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 ... in her home in Woodland Hills, California after an ... Harris passed away on Christmas Eve evening in her ... battle with aggressive metastatic breast cancer. ... International for over forty years, she pioneered and championed ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of burns ... so you need to be extra cautious, an expert ... see a significant increase in patients coming in with ... Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center of Stony Brook ... be full of joy, but if not careful, could ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best ... online realm. Today, the business has introduced its new ... prom dress promotion. , The new prom outfits are ... every dress lover. They are specially designed for 2015. ... dresses should visit its website before Jan. 26, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2
... drug maker, Pfizer has announced that it intends to fast ... approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration // ... developed in collaboration with Sanofi-Aventis and Nektar Therapeutics. ... no needles or pens or syringes are needed. "Until today, ...
... which are also said to be connected to cancer. As ... them were seen to contain halogen organic compounds which may ... Oeko-Test. ,Perfumes found in six of the ... natural protection mechanisms of the skin, was detected in some ...
... patient has successfully reached the Vinson Massif summit, one ... January 12th and was successfully completed on January 19th ... ,He was a strong, healthy athlete who was ... the course of the disease he lost 80 pounds ...
... Pharmaceuticals have come out with a new experimental Microbicide PRO ... and the herpes simplex virus. The findings of the study ... ,Microbicides are products such as gels, films and sponges ... and other sexually transmitted diseases. , Betsy Herold ...
... of stress on the pregnant women. ... stress and people are in search for a remedy for it. // ... number of pregnant women approaching the health care centers for a treatment ... a need to include new information about the management of stress during ...
... are being raised with regard to the real danger posed by ... Turkey while others infected in the country have // survived. Most ... has been grossly overrated. The death toll rate of the H5N1 ... Dr. Guenael Rodier has however called upon scientists not draw conclusions ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Crohn's Patient Robert Hill’s greatest achievemen 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... N.Y. , Dec. 24, 2014 Kinex ... dosed with KX2-361 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. ... small molecule drug that has shown potent inhibitory activity ... including those that are resistant to Temozolomide (T98G), the ... glioma. In a well-established brain tumor mouse model, KX2-361 ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and FARMINGTON, Conn. , Dec. ... MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific ... significant unmet medical need and commercial potential, today ... placement of 2,050,000 shares of its common stock ... of its common stock.  Funds under the management ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 ResMed (NYSE: ... patent infringement action against Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC Medical ... ruled today that BMC,s masks listed below infringe ResMed,s patents, ... selling these masks in the United States ... N2 nasal mask , Willow nasal pillows mask ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2
... Biodesix announces the enrollment of initial subjects into ... Medical Institute (ALCMI, pronounced as "Alchemy"). The CASTLE (Collaborative ... minimum of 250 subjects over two years among academic ... study collects biospecimens and data from lung cancer patients ...
... / PRNewswire / -- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or ... announced that it will be presenting at Deutsche Bank,s 36th ... Alan Shortall, Chief Executive Officer of Unilife, is scheduled to ... The conference presentation will be broadcast over the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Biodesix Supports Unique Lung Cancer Research Initiative 2Biodesix Supports Unique Lung Cancer Research Initiative 3Unilife to Present at the 36th Annual Deutsche Bank Health Care Conference on Monday, May 2, 2011 in Boston 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: