Navigation Links
Practise Of Male Circumcision In Africa May Reduce HIV Risks

A new study suggests that male circumcision could significantly reduce the load of HIV in Africa.//

The findings that has been published in the Journal PLoS Medicine, was done on a research, published in 2005, that suggested circumcision reduced HIV infection risk in heterosexual men by about 60%. Now an international team of researchers have used that data and conducted the research, across Africa to predict the potential impact.

The researchers using mathematical modelling looked at the probable scenario of what would happen if, over the next 10 years, all men in sub-Saharan Africa were circumcised. Their calculation showed that within a decade some two million new HIV infections and 300,000 deaths could be prevented, and that in the ten years after that a further 3.7 million infections and 2.7 million deaths could be avoided. They also mentioned that 1 in 4 of the deaths that could be prevented would be from South Africa.

Catherine Hankins, the chief scientific adviser to the United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) and a co-author on the study, said, "The big message from the paper is that there is a tremendous potential for male circumcision to have an effect on the HIV, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa." Explaining that the team would now try and collect more data from newer trails that are being conducted, especially on the transmission from male to female so as to boost and improve the model, she said, "Safety, acceptability and cost of male circumcision will also be important beyond just modelling this impact, because if you do not get increased uptake you will not see any of these effects."

She further explaining that the current circumcision rates in sub-Saharan Africa differed greatly with each country, she said, "In west and central Africa have high circumcision rates and lower HIV rates, while Southern and eastern Africa has lower circumcision rates and higher HIV rates."

Deborah Jack, chief executive of the National AIDS Trust, said, "These findings are encouraging and it is clear the promotion of voluntary circumcision can play an important role in reducing the risk of HIV transmission, as part of a comprehensive prevention programme. However, people who are circumcised can still be infected with HIV and any awareness campaign would have to be extremely careful not to suggest that it protects against HIV or is an alternative to using condoms."


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Circumcision Found To Prevent HIV Spread
2. Circumcision More Effective In Reducing The Risk Of HIV Protection
3. Circumcision Ritual May Protect Men From AIDS
4. More News That Circumcision Could Reduce risk of HIV infection
5. Men queue up for Circumcision In Swaziland To Prevent HIV/AIDS
6. Circumcision, Will Have To Wait
7. High Demand For Circumcision In AIDS-Hit Swaziland
8. Female Circumcision Rampant in Africa
9. Circumcision Studies to Continue Says Health Panel
10. Circumcision to Avert HIV Infection
11. Pain Relief During Circumcision
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... The Price Agency in Birmingham, AL ... assist the people of their local community. The agency pledges to select a ... Their desire is to bring awareness to important local causes with fundraising and ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... The joy associated with Mother’s Day is mixed with ... neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the country. For the first time ever, the ... honor these women who spend their Mother’s Day beside a crib surrounded by lifesaving equipment ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... ... US Sports Camps has collaborated with State Rugby Organization (SRO), Rugby Oregon, ... Employing world-class rugby figures, including former Team USA players and college coaches, this program ... match play, fitness and more. , “US Sports Camps is honored to be working ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Bluvault ( Bluvault Inc. ... offering for global clients of Coupa ( Coupa Software ) and other Cloud ... is a key component in the suite of innovative implementation services offered by ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... reduce fat areas around the body, is the most popular among body sculpting ... released make perfect sense to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley, medical director of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/6/2016)... , May 6, 2016  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... of Directors declared a fiscal year 2016 third quarter ... percent increase over the amount paid a year ago. ... record as of the close of business on June 10, ...    Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) (TSX: ENL) today ... president of Allergan, Inc. and current CEO of Chase Pharmaceuticals ... TPG Capital, to its Board of Directors. The appointments are ... recently embarked on a search for new Board members who ... and Todd are experienced leaders, and we are extremely pleased ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... EU Markets"  report to their offering.  ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... the current Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and cyclotron install ... includes France , Germany ... and the United Kingdom . Along ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: