The World Health Organization and UNAIDS said circumcision should be added to current interventions to reduce the spread of HIV. Three African trials have shown that circumcision halved the rate of HIV infection in heterosexual men.Which may be a reason why HIV infection rate in the Philippines is relatively low. I had a previous post on this.
The recommendations largely apply to countries where rates of heterosexual transmission is high.
Experts warned that greater use of circumcision would not replace the need for other prevention methods, such as condoms.
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