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Male circumcision is a surgical procedure during which the foreskin is totally or partially removed.

Does male circumcision prevent HIV transmission?

Recent studies suggest that male circumcision may reduce the risk of acquiring HIV though sex. This method is not 100% effective and circumcised men can still become infected. In addition, circumcised HIV-positive men can infect their sexual partners.

Male circumcision should not replace other proven methods of prevention, but be considered as a part of a comprehensive of prevention strategy.

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