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Clinical Innovations Introduces New Circumcision Device

... hemostasis, and deliver the precise cut of the foreskin in a single actuation. The AccuCirc uses ... to complete the circumcision procedure: the foreskin Probe/Shielding Ring and the Single-Action Clamp. The foreskin Probe/Shielding Ring ensures that the glans is ...

HIV Vaccine Failure Still Brings Insights

... things, researchers now know that they need to understand the role of the foreskin in HIV transmission because uncircumcised men who were vaccinated had a ... This suggests that scientists need to better understand how the foreskin affects the immune system's response to HIV, Buchbinder said. Infection ...

The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org

... strapping an infant to a molded board. In some cases, an analgesic is applied to the pubic area, but many are performed without pain control. The foreskin is forcibly separated from the head of the penis with a metal instrument, and then cut off. In addition to pain and the wound's exposure to ...

Intact America Launches Campaign to Change How America Thinks About Male Circumcision

... strapping an infant to a molded board. In some cases, an analgesic is applied to the pubic area, but many are performed without pain control. The foreskin is forcibly separated from the head of the penis with a metal instrument, and then cut off. In addition to pain and the wound's exposure to ...

Circumcision Guards Against STDs

... of Quinn's study appear in the March 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine . Quinn said there are several reasons that removing the foreskin of the penis might help reduce transmission of certain infections. The foreskin, he explained, has two different sides. The outside is much like ...

Role of Circumcision in Reducing HIV Risk Still Unclear

... 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 ...

Circumcision to Avert HIV Infection

... because the vulnerable tissue inside the foreskin containing the Langerhans cells, which are ... the report also stated, "The area under the foreskin is also vulnerable to trauma and is more likely ... transmitted infections because the area under the foreskin can retain bacteria acquired during sex, thus ...

More News That Circumcision Could Reduce risk of HIV infection

... In newborn babies the under surface of the foreskin is fused to the head of penis. Because of this in 95% of newborn babies the foreskin can not be pulled back. This is referred to as ... slowly; by 5 years of age, 50% of boys have a foreskin that can be pulled back; and by 15 years almost ...

Minimizing The Risk Of HIV Spread

... make it easier for HIV to enter cells, indicating foreskin may play a key role in disease transmission. ... say their study results suggest that the human foreskin is important in mediating the sexual transmission ... DC-SIGN may contribute to HIV transmission in the foreskin by enabling the infection of permissive cells. ...

Circumcision Found To Prevent HIV Spread

... make it easier for HIV to enter cells, indicating foreskin may play a key role in disease transmission. ... say their study results suggest that the human foreskin is important in mediating the sexual transmission ... DC-SIGN may contribute to HIV transmission in the foreskin by enabling the infection of permissive cells. ...

Male Circumcision can Cut HIV Infection, Studies Show

... effect is still being investigated. One theory is that the foreskin has a very thin lining and suffers minor abrasions during intercourse, ... virus (HIV) to enter the man's bloodstream. Another is that the foreskin is rich in Langerhans cells, whose surface is configured in such a way ...

New York City Plans to Promote Circumcision

... vulnerable to HIV infection than the external surface. Furthermore, the foreskin acts as a physical barrier, trapping HIV next to the mucosal surface of ... longer, potentially increasing the risk of infection. Small tears in the foreskin as a result of intercourse could also promote entry of the virus. After ...

The Custom of Circumcision Decline in the US

... no circumcision. His parents decided to move away from the tradition of celebrating their sons birth in Jewish customs.The custom of removing the foreskin from the penis. There was no crying, no scalpel, no blood, no ``mohel'' - the person who traditionally performs ritual circumcisions in the ...

Circumcision Can Halve HIV Risk – A Stud

... The results are consistent with a similar clinical trial by French researchers last year, which stated that circumcision, the surgical removal of foreskin from the penis offered up to 60% protection rate. National Institutes of Health financed the two studies from Kenya and Uganda, which compared ...

Bush Administration Proposes End of Funding of Anti-AIDS Program in Swaziland

... have lower HIV rates compared to men who are not circumcised in spite of living in the same area. Scientists theorize that circumcision removes the foreskin tissue that is most vulnerable to HIV infection and thereby also limit the spread of the virus to a man's sexual partners. A South African ...

HIV Risk Reduced With Male Genital Hygiene

... circumcision. Dr. Nigel O'Farrell and a team from Ealing Hospital in London observed the presence of "subpreputial penile wetness," under the foreskin of most uncircumcised men, likely to cause infection. To understand the link, researchers examined the clinical reports of 386 uncircumcised men ...

Male circumcision could avert HIV infection

... HIV than their uncircumcised counterparts, reported the online edition of health magazine WebMD. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis and it is a practice dating back to biblical times. In yet another study, Yale University researchers projected that increasing ...

Parents Battle Put 8-Year Old Boy In Trouble

... to submit additional arguments in writing for both parties. This case thus puts light over the worldwide views about circumcision (removal of the foreskin of the penis). A report from U.S. says since some parents are against this medical procedure, the of boys undergoing circumcision has dropped ...

Circumcision More Effective In Reducing The Risk Of HIV Protection

... behavioral. Previous studies show circumcised men have a lower risk of HIV-1 infection than uncircumcised men. New laboratory findings suggest the foreskin is rich with HIV-1 target cells easily accessible to the virus through the thin layer of keratin on the foreskin. Investigators found no protective ...
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