An unexplored area is what else the churches advocated or required beside circumcision.Since the church circumcisions occur on the eighth day after birth, it seems likely they model themselves on Judaism: what other Jewish practices do they advocate, and what effect could those have on HIV acquisition?The circumcised men were more likely to be married and to have more than one wife, less likely to have ever been with a sex worker, or with more than three sex workers.
So it will be when mass circumcision has been "rolled out" and if there is any dent at all in HIV transmission.is usually pitched directly to the media, circumventing the normal process of scientific review and debate. The result is that a disproportionate share of the science seen by the public is flawed. circumcision must be combined with other techniques of HIV prevention, such as safe sex and voluntary testing.It is not sufficient to rely on circumcision alone to prevent HIV transmission." - Ira Sharlip, MD, a specialist in sexual medicine at Pan Pacific Urology in San Francisco A traveller came to a farmhouse and offered to make the occupants Nail Soup in return for a night's shelter. But he said - "A nail must be combined with other soup ingredients, such as onions, carrots, meat and seasonings.We have shown for the first time that [men who have sex with men] who predominantly take on the insertive role in sex are less likely to contract HIV if theyve been circumcised, said Dr.David Templeton from the National Center for HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research in Sydney.Factors like that might selectively influence their behaviour, putting them at less risk.] Templeton was quick to note, however, Thats only 9 percent of all HIV infections overall that can be attributed to being uncircumcised, not enough to advocate throwing out condoms or advocating widespread circumcision.Indeed, the studys model projected [No studies have been done of insertive-to-receptive transmission, cut vs intact, but it seems likely the keratinised circumcised penis is more likely to tear the receptive anus or rectum, and there is much anecdotal evidence - and visual evidence from US vs European gay porn - that cut men are rougher, because their fewer nerve-endings need more stimulation."Scientists have power by virtue of the respect commanded by the discipline.We may therefore be sorely tempted to misuse that power in furthering a personal prejudice or social goal -- why not provide that extra oomph by extending the umbrella of science over a personal preference in ethics or politics?Only seven of the 53 HIV infections occurred among insertive partners; the studys model indicated that five of these infections could have been avoided if the men had been circumcised.[No figure for how many of the seven HIV infections were among circumcised insertive men.