HIV, AIDS & Circumcision Resources

The following items are those that pertain to the study of HIV and AIDS as it relates to circumcision and men's and women's health, as well as the trials conducted across Africa and their outcome on African populations.

In alphabetical order:

ABC: Not Circumcision

African AIDS Propaganda Posters [photo gallery]

African Healer Sees Higher HIV Rates, Lower Condom Use After Circumcision

African HIV/Circumcision Study Ends Early: Too many women becoming infected

A Myth that Kills: AIDS Industry Feeds on Fear [website]

Circumcision: Already Illegal?

Circumcision and HIV: Harm Outweighs Benefit

Circumcision is Not a Cure-all for AIDS

The 'Circumcision Song' Hits Airwaves Across Africa Thanks to Bill Gates' Funding

The Cost to Circumcise Africa [pdf]

The Cut: FGM in Africa

South African Doctor Warns Against Using Circumcision to Fight HIV

Sub-Saharan African randomized clinical trials into male circumcision and HIV transmission: Methodology, ethical and legal concerns [pdf]

Political determinants of variable etiology resonance: Explaining the African AIDS epidemic [abstract]

The Truth About Circumcision and HIV

Two Boys, One Man Die From Circumcision in Eastern Cape

Uganda: Mad Rush for Male Circumcision

Uganda Woman Divorces Husband for Getting Circumcised

The Use of Male Circumcision to Limit HIV Infection [NOCIRC]
The Use of Male Circumcision to Limit HIV Infection [Doctors Opposing Circumcision]

Condoms, not cutting, prevent sexually transmitted infections.

 Informational cards, stickers, wristbands available for educational distribution on Etsy.

"The study in Africa was not done on children—it was done on adult men. There has been absolutely no evidence that circumcising a baby makes any difference on HIV infection rates. Otherwise in the United States, we would have a low HIV rate. And actually we have a rate of heterosexually transmitted HIV that's about three times higher than what it is in Europe, where circumcision is very.rare." -Robert S. Van Howe, M.D. 

If you're in an African nation, you're invited to join the Intact Africa Group

"Being intact is not a risk factor for HIV in the general population of a developed country." -International Conference on AIDS, 2004, "Prevalence of male circumcision and its association with HIV and sexually transmitted infections in a U.S. Navy population." 

As published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Nov 2012. Research carried out with men living in the Caribbean. Find full details here.

Education, not Amputation.
Bracelets available at Etsy.

Stickers to share available on Etsy.

The sensitivity lost to circumcision is equivalent to an intact man wearing four condoms. This is one reason that researchers have noted an increase in HIV spread across African nations where adult circumcision is pushed upon men. Genital cutting removes any protective features that the prepuce naturally holds, and forces men to experience sex in an unnatural, and less pleasurable, manner.


1 comment:

  1. You can post the links to all of these articles on the CDC website :) they are 'accepting' comments in response to their most recent circumcision guideline mistake;D=CDC-2014-0012-0001

    I tried to copy and paste but I don't think the hyperlinks were there...



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