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Circumcision cited as defense against HIV in proposed CDC guidelines
Circumcision cited as defense against HIV in proposed CDC guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released proposed guidance on circumcision that says the surgical procedure would help straight men in the United States reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. “Given the urgency of the HIV epidemic in the United States, CDC believes it is essential to maximize the impact of all available prevention options,” the CDC said in the guidelines. “Male circumcision is one strategy that may help reduce the continued spread of HIV in the U.S.” The draft guidance, published Tuesday in the Federal Register, states that all uncircumcised, sexually active straight males and adolescents...

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