|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 6, 2002, 7:17|
Aidan Grey wrote:
>At 10:18 AM 3/3/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>>I've read in reasonably reliable popular science magazines that being
>>circumcised reduces the risk of being infected by HIV from an infected
>>sex-partner quite significantly (figures like forty to fifty percent has
> I don't know, that sounds awfully suspicious. What has being circumcised
>or not got to do with a blood and semen borne disease? Only thing I can
>think of that makes sense is perhaps less likelihood of tearing the
>foreskin. Otherwise, i think this is not true.
I guess you've seen Christophe's post ...
Anyways, one of the relevant articles suggested that the inside of the
foreskin may be a prefered way of entry for the virus. This was, however,
presented as a hypothesis, while the risk reduction was presented as fact.
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