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Re: Interbeing

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 >>been given). > > 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. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at