Primary Care for HIV-Infected Patients in Resource-Limited Settings

  • Authors: Charles van der Horst, MD; F. Parker Hudson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Voluntary medical male circumcision has been shown to reduce risk of HIV acquisition by 60% in men who have sex with women and may also reduce genital ulcerative disease, herpes simplex virus infection, HPV infection, and cervical cancer[Warner 2009; Drain 2006; Gray 2009; Auvert 2005]
  • Circumcision can be offered to adults and newborns and should be supported by educational programs
  • Sex should not resume until complete healing of the surgical site

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