Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 21, 2014, 12:36:33 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 635400
  • Total Topics: 48196
  • Online Today: 181
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: How does circumsicion prevent HIV ?  (Read 1912 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline AsOne

  • Member
  • Posts: 40
How does circumsicion prevent HIV ?
« on: December 13, 2006, 09:18:44 PM »
 Just saw a news report on the CBC that says circumsicion ( sp?) - lopping off the male foreshin - prevents HIV .
 Hopefully there are no "dum questions" at this forum -

How exactly does it do that ?

 I thought the only worry was if you experience a tear in the skin, anus or vagina and it gets exposed to bodily fluids which enter through the tear into the bloodstream.

Offline Tucsonwoody

  • Member
  • Posts: 396
Re: How does circumsicion prevent HIV ?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 09:33:55 PM »
From what I have seen on these forums - no such thing as a dumb question - except the one that is never asked - so ask away anytime.

Some answers here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/13/AR2006121301155.html

From the Washington Post article

Circumcision, which removes the foreskin from a man's penis, eliminates the cells most vulnerable to HIV infection, researchers say. A circumcised penis also develops thicker skin that's resistant to infection.

From the NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/13/health/13cnd-hiv.html?hp&ex=1166072400&en=964199d016c706a2&ei=5094&partner=homepage

Uncircumcised men are thought to be more susceptible to AIDS because the underside of the foreskin is rich in Langerhans’ cells, which attach easily to the virus. The foreskin may also suffer small tears during intercourse, making it more susceptible to infection.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2006, 09:38:38 PM by Tucsonwoody »
And I wished for guidance, and I wished for peace
I could see the lightning; somewhere in the east
And I wished for affection, and I wished for calm
As I lay there - Nervous in the light of dawn

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: How does circumsicion prevent HIV ?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 06:42:51 AM »
Hi AsOne,

Circumcision does NOT "prevent" hiv infection and I wish the media would quit reporting it like that. It may REDUCE the chance of infection, but prevent? No way.

There is a very big danger with the way the media reports this development - circumcised men will think they don't need condoms to prevent hiv infection. So far, condoms, when used correctly and consistently, are the only thing that has been proven to prevent hiv infection.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline Pippet

  • Member
  • Posts: 135
  • Life is drawing without an eraser.
Re: How does circumsicion prevent HIV ?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2006, 10:46:06 AM »
Thank you, Ann.
I am a circumsized "Top" who contracted HIV.
Cut or Uncut, wrap it up. ;)
Diagnosed Aug. 2006
CD4 246, VL 202,000
Started Truvada/ Viramune 11-23-06
Taken off meds 12-06-06 (Bad Rash)
Started Truvada/ Reyataz, Norvir 1-18-07
Taken off Norvir 3-1-07 (Jaundice)
New doc 3-22-07
CD4 229  VL 1031
My latest cocktail...  Truvada and Kaletra (4-6-07)
CD4 289 VL 350 (5-15-07)
CD4 308 VL 115 (8-06-07)
CD4 349 VL 511 (11-5-07)
CD4 489 VL 383 (2-4-08)
CD4 483 VL <50 (5-6-08) YEAH
CD4 545 VL 108 (9-12-08)
CD4 409 VL <48 (1-27-09) YEAH
CD4 505 VL <48 (5-20-09)
CD4 385 VL <48 (9-15-09)
CD4 609 VL  159 (2-28-10)

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,286
Re: How does circumsicion prevent HIV ?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 12:12:14 PM »
It says in the article that it MAY reduce the risk and that is not a cure all.

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: How does circumsicion prevent HIV ?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 12:52:09 PM »
I've seen several headlines in the media that say it prevents infection. It's only if you read the article that you find the truth - but headlines often impact more than text, especially when a lot of people only skim throught newspapers or magazines and don't read full articles.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline yowsaa

  • Member
  • Posts: 86
Re: How does circumsicion prevent HIV ?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2006, 12:46:45 AM »
Would be interesting to know where the majority of poz hetero males in NA fit into this. Put me down to back up the data . How's that for disclosure  ;)  ;D

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.