Male circumcision to reduce the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men

@article{Templeton2010MaleCT,
  title={Male circumcision to reduce the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men},
  author={David James Templeton and Gregorio A Millett and Andrew E. Grulich},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={23},
  pages={45–52}
}
Purpose of review The success of male circumcision in reducing HIV acquisition among African heterosexuals has led to renewed interest in this biological intervention for HIV/sexually transmissible infection (STI) prevention in men who have sex with men (MSM). This review summarizes the available data on the association of circumcision and HIV/STI among MSM populations. Recent findings Results of observational studies indicate that circumcision has limited impact on HIV/STI acquisition among… 
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