New York Times, Thursday, December 14, 2005
H.I.V. Risk Halved By Circumcision, U.S. Agency Finds
Two Trials in Africa Offer Way for Heterosexuals to Avoid AIDS
New York Times Magazine, Sunday, January 14, 2007
A Real World AIDS Vaccine?
Could circumcision turn out to be as good as a shot? By Tina Rosenberg
"Circumcision would be given more weight if the world recognized that it is, in fact, the real-world equivalent of an AIDS vaccine."
"So far, we have proof only that circumcision protects the circumcised men. But there are strong indications that it protects their sexual partners."
New York Times, Friday, February 23, 2007
Circumcision's Anti-AIDS Effect Found Greater Than First Thought
"But the final data from the trials, to be published today in the British medical journal The Lancet, suggest that circumcision reduces a man's risk by as much as 65 percent."
"Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...added, 'This is a one time, permanent intervention that's safe when done under the appropriate medical conditions. If we had an AIDS vaccine that was performing as well as this, it would be the talk of the town.'"