Male and female circumcision associated with prevalent HIV infection in virgins and adolescents in Kenya, Lesotho, and Tanzania.

@article{Brewer2007MaleAF,
  title={Male and female circumcision associated with prevalent HIV infection in virgins and adolescents in Kenya, Lesotho, and Tanzania.},
  author={Devon D. Brewer and John J. Potterat and John M. Roberts and Stuart Brody},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={217-26}
}
PURPOSE Remarkable proportions of self-reported virgins and adolescents in eastern and southern Africa are infected with HIV, yet non-sexual routes of transmission have not been systematically investigated in such persons. Many observers in this region have recognized the potential for HIV transmission through unhygienic circumcision procedures. We assessed the relation between male and female circumcision (genital cutting) and prevalent HIV infection in Kenyan, Lesothoan, and Tanzanian virgins… CONTINUE READING
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