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Circumcision may cut HIV risk

23rd February 2007

A new study has strengthened previous findings that male circumcision helps lower the risk of catching HIV/AIDS.

Scientists at the University of Illinois studied nearly 2,800 Kenyan men between the ages of 18 and 24, half of whom were circumcised, over a period of two years.

At the end of the study, only 22 of the circumcised men had contracted HIV, compared with 47 in the uncircumcised group.

But epidemiologist and study leader Robert Bailey warned that circumcision was by no means a natural condom.

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