Navigation Links
Role of Circumcision in Reducing HIV Risk Still Unclear
Date:10/7/2008

Review doesn't find a protective effect in post-HAART era

TUESDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis of existing research finds little evidence that circumcision protects gay men from infection with the AIDS virus, but the issue is still far from settled.

For one thing, studies conducted prior to the age of powerful AIDS drugs showed that circumcision did have a preventive effect. For another, no one has launched the most definitive type of research into the effects of circumcision on AIDS rates among gay men.

"There remains an open question as to whether circumcision will actually be a public health tool in the fight against AIDS for men who have sex with men," said Dr. Sten Vermund, director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

It's already clear that circumcision lowers rates of AIDS infection by 50 percent to 60 percent among heterosexual men. Circumcision appears to provide protection, because it rids a man of cells inside the foreskin that seem to be especially susceptible to AIDS infection, explained study author Gregorio A. Millett, a senior behavioral scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But the effects of circumcision on gay men have remained a topic of intense debate. "People are interested in finding out what other things can we add to the HIV arsenal," Millett said. "As for now, we're not sure [circumcision] is something we can add to the arsenal."

In the new study, Millett and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of 15 studies that looked at a total of more 53,000 men, 52 percent of whom were circumcised. The findings are in the Oct. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The more recent studies that the researchers analyzed failed to find a statistically significant protective effect from circumcision.

However, circumcised men had a 53 percent lower risk of becoming infected with HIV prior
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds circumcision safe in both HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected men
2. Circumcision doesnt reduce sexual satisfaction and performance, says study of 4,500 men
3. Is infant male circumcision an abuse of the rights of the child?
4. Medco CEO Unveils Pragmatic Blueprint for Health Care Reform; Reducing Costs by Upwards of $1 Trillion
5. National Health Plan Collaborative Launches Online Toolkit to Assist Health Plans in Reducing Disparities
6. Gentiva Safe Strides(R) Home Balance Therapy Program is Reducing Risk of Dangerous Falls and Relieving Pain for Thousands of Older Americans
7. Programs succeed in reducing risky sex among HIV-positive minority men
8. Ibuprofen No Better at Reducing Alzheimers Risk
9. Reducing blockage fails to improve access to the bloodstream for kidney dialysis
10. Reducing intake of dietary fat prevents prostate cancer in mice
11. Shire investigational nonstimulant INTUNIV showed significant efficacy in reducing ADHD symptoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Role of Circumcision in Reducing HIV Risk Still Unclear
(Date:8/30/2014)... Recently, Skmen.com, a well-known clothing manufacturer, has ... . Before the middle of September, all the company’s ... from 15 to 30 percent off. , As ... outfits are carefully made and come with quality guarantees. ... wearers. Skmen.com is popular for its fashionable, high quality ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Patients suffering from vitiligo can ... a new review published by Daily Gossip. , ... so there is no wonder that numerous sufferers search ... Vitiligo Treatment is one of the most appreciated such ... promises to stop the spread of this disorder immediately, ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... a combination of Nutrition and Pharameuticals. Nutraceuticals is ... by extracting healthy ingredients from natural food sources. ... specific health benefits to the human body. Nutraceutical ... multivitamins, diet supplements, fortified foods and more. Although ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Acne is a common problem millions ... is nothing more than a daily nuisance, for some, it can ... of acne can even lead to dramatic mood swings and depression. ... anything to clear up their skin. In some cases, that can ... through trial and error, those on a quest for clearer skin ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... August 30, 2014 Continuing to meet ... is expanding with the addition of a new doctor ... who has provided leading-edge skin care in Grand Rapids ... , “As a doctor, my passion is making ... partnering with Forefront Dermatology, I’m better able to focus ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Huge Deals On 2014 Long Casual Dresses Unveiled By Skmen.com 2Health News:Natural Vitiligo Treatment Review Exposes Fast Method for Skin Repigmentation 2Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 4Health News:Acne Treatment Reviews Added to Popular Treatment Website 2Health News:Expanding Care at the Forefront of Dermatology 2
... you regularly take aspirin or antiplatelet medications? Do you ... before dental procedures or surgeries? According to a study ... , the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of ... surgical procedure places a patient at greater risk of ...
... The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS Policy,s AIDS.gov will recognize ... a special focus on reducing HIV/AIDS-related stigma and promoting HIV ... AIDS Day will also mark the second anniversary of AIDS.gov, ... resources. , , AIDS.gov is ...
... 25 Sandy Spindler had five good reasons,to quit ... mother of five,was awarded the $5,000 grand prize in ... ClearWay Minnesota(SM) and QUITPLAN,Services. More than 2,500 Minnesotans, including ... chance to win. , ...
... The overall incidence of cancer and death due to cancer ... the United States, according to a report published in the ... National Cancer Institute . , Each year the American Cancer ... Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer ...
... Spanish . , A new report from the ... since the report was first issued in 1998, both incidence ... both men and women, driven largely by declines in some ... notes that, although the decreases in overall cancer incidence and ...
... University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found ... in kidney transplants and complications during the first ... Kamoun MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory ... Histocompatibility Laboratory, and Harold Feldman MD, MSCE, Professor ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Disclosure of medication can save a patient's life 2Health News:HHS' AIDS.gov to Use Blogs, Virtual Worlds, and Social Networks to Deliver HIV Information for World AIDS Day 2008 2Health News:Mother of Five Wins $5,000 in Minnesota Quit-Smoking Contest 2Health News:Mother of Five Wins $5,000 in Minnesota Quit-Smoking Contest 3Health News:Annual report to the nation finds declines in cancer incidence and death rates 2Health News:Annual report to the nation finds declines in cancer incidence and death rates 3Health News:Annual report to the nation finds declines in cancer incidence and death rates 4Health News:Annual report to the nation finds declines in cancer incidence and death rates 5Health News:Understanding donor-recipient genetics could decrease early kidney transplant complications 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014 ... DMPI) ("DelMar" "the Company") today announced the filing of ... recently changed its fiscal year end to June 30th ... common stock on a national securities exchange in the ... filed with the United States Securities Exchange Commission can ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... DUBLIN , Aug. 29, 2014 ... "Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market 2014-2018" ... soft tissues are the mass of cells that connect, ... orthopedic soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, cartilage, fascia, ... the degeneration of these tissues with age result in ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014 ... PHG AEX: PHIA) ... European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress ... highlighting the full range of its cardiology solutions serving clinicians ... from prevention and diagnosis, to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 5Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are ArthroCare, Biomet, DePuy Synthes and Smith & Nephew 2Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are ArthroCare, Biomet, DePuy Synthes and Smith & Nephew 3Philips Spotlights New Cardiology Solutions and Unveils Ultrasound Technology at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 2Philips Spotlights New Cardiology Solutions and Unveils Ultrasound Technology at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 3Philips Spotlights New Cardiology Solutions and Unveils Ultrasound Technology at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 4Philips Spotlights New Cardiology Solutions and Unveils Ultrasound Technology at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 5
... 26 Brainlab announced the availability of ExacTrac® Infrared Monitoring, ... during radiation therapy treatments, at the American Association of Physicists in ... , , ... tool used by many cancer care centers for patient setup; however, ...
... ,, ROCKVILLE, Md. , July 26 Sequella, Inc., ... announced today the publication of studies in the scientific journal Antimicrobial ... for the treatment of TB, and TMC207, Tibotec lead TB drug candidate: ... Reddy, V.M., L. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Brainlab Offers Real-Time Monitoring for IGRT 2Two New Tuberculosis (TB) Drugs Show Significant Synergy In Vitro 2Two New Tuberculosis (TB) Drugs Show Significant Synergy In Vitro 3
... BD Beaver Clear Cornea Incision System ... specifically for the Cataract surgeon. The System ... an alternative to costly diamond knives. ... shield that is designed to both protects ...
... Built on the market leading optical ... 500 has been optimized for even better ... illumination system, including a new XHL Xenon ... the cornea and clear, high resolution images ...
The NIAGARA Thermal Retention System (TRS) maintains the temperature of prewarmed irrigation fluid continuously as it is delivered through the Corson®, Surgiflex® WAVE™, or Surgiflex D...
... the EZ Meter and press the measurement ... measurement results on its large color LCD ... printout makes this the ideal instrument for ... addition to being extremely easy-to-use, the EZ-200 ...
Medicine Products: