HIV may still be spread even after getting snipped

New research suggests circumcision does little in preventing the spread of HIV, an article on the Advocate.com Web site states.
HIV/AIDS solidarity ribbons. Circumcision is said to play less of a role in HIV prevention than originally thought. (Courtesy of Reuters)

New research suggests circumcision does little in preventing the spread of HIV, an article on the Advocate.com Web site states.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found cut and uncut men in the Western world have equal opportunities to contract the virus, the article reports.

Former studies in Africa suggested circumcised men are at a lower risk do to foreskin tissue being a susceptible breeding ground for the virus.

Researchers suggest this is due more to the strong HIV medication potential distributors of the virus are on as opposed to any lack of foreskin.

For the original Advocate.com article, click here.

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