South Africa: Circumcision Tied to Drop in Herpes, Too
March 12, 2012
A study of South African men ages 15-49 found that circumcision was associated with a significant reduction in herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), according to data presented in Seattle at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Several randomized controlled trials previously established that male circumcision reduces the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission by up to 60 percent.
The Effectiveness of Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention and Effects on Risk Behaviors in a Posttrial Follow-Up Study
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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