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AIDS Conference to Debate HIV, Circumcision Link

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AIDS Conference to Debate HIV, Circumcision Link

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AIDS Conference to Debate HIV, Circumcision Link

AIDS Conference to Debate HIV, Circumcision Link

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How male circumcision affects the transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, will be a featured topic at the International AIDS Conference taking place this week in Toronto, Canada.

Data suggests that circumcising men in Africa could substantially reduce the number of new infections. But there's a serious debate about whether circumcision is a medically advisable — or culturally appropriate — way to battle the AIDS pandemic in Africa.

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