Circumcision Significantly Lowers the Risk of HIV in Young African Men

July 21, 2014 7:31 AM

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Circumcision Significantly Lowers the Risk of HIV in Young African Men

A new study in Kenya found that male circumcision does not boost risky behavior and also lowers the risk of HIV in young African men.

Researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago conducted a population-level longitudinal assessment of risk compensation linked with adult male circumcision and found that this led to a drastic fall in the risk of acquiring HIV that is transmitted through blood and body fluids like semen and v...

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