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First Trial of Male Circumcision against HIV

  • Published: October 25, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020391

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Aggressive Education Not Amputation

Posted by plosmedicine on 30 Mar 2009 at 23:46 GMT

Author: Marilyn Milos
Position: Executive Director
Institution: National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers
E-mail: nocirc@cris.com
Submitted Date: October 26, 2005
Published Date: October 27, 2005
This comment was originally posted as a “Reader Response” on the publication date indicated above. All Reader Responses are now available as comments.

Dear Editor,

The decreasing HIV trends in Eastern Uganda, where males are not circumcised, reflect success through aggressive educational programs about safe sex and condom use. Considering the high cost of safe circumcision, risks of surgery, decreased loss of sensitivity, and reluctance, therefore, to use condoms for safe sex, it seems evident
that education, not amputation, is the sane approach to curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Fayre Milos, RN, Executive Director
National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers
PO Box 2512, San Anselmo, CA 94979-2512
Tel: 415-488-9883 Fax: 415-488-9660
www.nocirc.org

No competing interests declared.