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Douglas A. Feldman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032535

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032535.001.0001

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Male Circumcision in the AIDS Era

Male Circumcision in the AIDS Era

New Relevance of an Old Topic

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(p.74) 5 Male Circumcision in the AIDS Era
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AIDS, Culture, and Africa
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Judith E. Brown

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032535.003.0005

This chapter examines the importance of the current research by anthropologists on male circumcision as a possible HIV intervention in Africa. It explains that modern biomedical evidence is growing that male circumcision offers partial protection against the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI). It evaluates whether make circumcision should be offered as a measure to lower the probability of disease transmission and whether it should be offered even in societies that never practiced it.

Keywords:   male circumcision, HIV intervention, Africa, anthropologists, STI, disease prevention, disease transmission

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