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Has America's high rate of male circumcision helped prevent HIV/AIDS in the USA?


The United States has one of the highest rates of infant male circumcision http://www.cirp.org/library/statistics/U... and also one of the highest rates of HIV infection http://data.unaids.org/pub/GlobalReport/... in the developed world, suggesting that circumcision is having exactly the opposite effect. Conversely, Finland and Japan http://www.circinfo.org/hiv.html#lies have some of the lowest rates of circumcision and also some of the lowest rates of HIV/AIDS.

There are so very many factors in the battle against STIs that it's disingenuous for anyone to suggest that any one approach is the miracle cure we've been looking for.

Besides, it's hard enough getting men to wear condoms at the best of times. If they start thinking that they're immune to the HIV virus because they've been snipped, things are only going to get worse!

I'd say that the difference lies much more in the fact that child sex education in the US is patchy, at best, whereas other countries (Finland in particular, now you mention it) they take an all-inclusive, down-to-earth and no nonsense approach to sex ed, and start them young, too.

NOT! HIV/Aids is prevented IN ALL CASES..... By Abstinence!

Thanks, RR

circumcision has nothing to do with aids

I was never a fan of circumcision. Nature made males with the extra skin for a reason.

You have to realize that people from Finland and Japan have very small schlongs.

Circumcision has nothing to do at all with the spread of AIDS. AIDS is spread through bodily fluids, blood, semen and saliva. Abstinence, Monogamy, condoms and education are the best preventers of AIDS.

That's what I'm hearing. I guess that extra skin acts as a vaccum and sucks in all kinda of crap.

There is no connection between AIDS and male circumcision.

Your beginning question is the opposite of commentary underneath. So which foolish statement are you asking?

Jewish males are always circumcised. Did you check what Israel's HIV rate is?

Besides, don't you know that white bread is the root of all evils in the Western world?

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