Get Informed Topics HIV Transmission and Prevention Can male circumcision prevent HIV?

Can male circumcision prevent HIV?

Male circumcision does not provide protection against HIV infection; it only lessens the chances that a man will acquire the virus.

Male circumcision involves the surgical removal of the foreskin, the tissue covering the head of the penis.

Circumcised men can still become infected with the virus and if HIV-positive, can infect their sexual partners.

Correct and consistent use of male or female condoms, reduction in the number of sexual partners, abstaining from penetrative sex and testing more often can reduce your chances of getting HIV.

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