Male Circumcision & HIV Transmission
“In recent years, many articles have appeared in the literature that have examined the relationship between male circumcision status and the risk of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
Despite incomplete evidence and well-controlled studies, circumcision may reduce the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men by approximately 60%. However it is insufficient to recommend male circumcision to control HIV infection and transmission.
More studies would be necessary before a recommendation for circumcision could be made.
It is important to point out that HIV can be prevented through several known very effective means, such as condom use, and limiting exposure to multiple partners.
Rather than advocating universal circumcision, it would be more appropriate to advocate better public health education.”