Male circumcision: a role in HIV prevention?

  title={Male circumcision: a role in HIV prevention?},
  author={Isabelle de Vincenzi and Thierry Mertens},
  volume={8 2},
Speculation has existed for decades on the association between the lack of male circumcision and the sexual transmission of disease. It has been suggested that the surface epithelium of the glans develops a protective keratin layer following circumcision which functions like a natural condom against contracting disease. Circumcised males may therefore be less susceptible to contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STD), including HIV. The identification of simian immunodeficiency virus… CONTINUE READING


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