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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Circumcision Cuts HPV Transmission Rate

I guess our Idiot of the Week of November 14, 2010 was wrong.

Hey folks,

CAUTION, ADULT CONTENT.

This is a warning that the Health and Science Segment will be talking about Circumcision, Foreskins, and the Penis. It is not intended for Children, and if this type of conversation offends you, then PLEASE refrain from reading this Segment this week. Thank You.

Do you remember our Idiot? Lloyd Schofield This is the guy who was running around trying to get 7000 signatures to put on the November Ballot a measure that will outlaw Circumcisions in San Francisco. Yup. But it got even better. So he decides to go and have his Foreskin restored. OK. He's a Kook. But whatever. But he is not stopping there. And THIS is why he was our Idiot of the Week. Like any good little Lib, he will not be happy until he forces EVERYONE to believe and follow HIS point of view. He'll never get the Signatures needed. Well, real ones. EVEN in San Francisco.

Then in the Health and Science Segment, Same day, we talked about Circumcisions. I said this.
Now I know that there is a debate out there. But the FACTS are this. Problems with the Penis, such as irritation, can occur with or without Circumcision. Yet they are FAR more likely to occur in Uncircumcised. It is true that with proper care, there is no difference in hygiene. Yet there are still higher risks with Uncircumcised. There may or may not be differences in sexual sensation in adult men. Some say more, some say less. Most say that the Circumcised Penis is MORE sensitive for obvious reasons. There is an increased risk for a UTI in Uncircumcised Males, especially babies under 1 year. When you Circumcise Newborns, you provide some protection from Penile Cancer, which only occurs in the Foreskin.
Well, now we have even more evidence, if you will, that Circumcision is far better. According to Health Day - Circumcision Helps Cut HPV Transmission Rate, Study Finds– Fri Jan 7, 11:48 pm ET
THURSDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Among HIV-negative sexual partners, male circumcision helps prevent the transmission of human papillomavirus from men to women, according to a new study.

However, circumcision offers only partial protection and partners must still practice safe sex, the researchers pointed out.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection that puts women at risk for cervical cancer. Previous research has shown that circumcision reduces the risk of HPV infection in men.

In this new study, researchers analyzed data from two clinical trials in Uganda that followed HIV-negative men and their HIV-negative female partners between 2003 and 2006. The incidence of new high-risk HPV infection was 23 percent lower for women with circumcised partners than for those with uncircumcised partners, the investigators found.

"Along with previous trial results in men, these findings indicate that male circumcision should now be accepted as an efficacious intervention for reducing heterosexually acquired high-risk and low-risk HPV infections in men who do not have HIV and in their female partners. However, our results indicate that protection is only partial; the promotion of safe sex practices is also important," concluded Drs. Aaron Tobian and Maria Wawer, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
So our Idiot wants to make it a Misdemeanor, and Drs. Aaron Tobian and Maria Wawer, of Johns Hopkins University wants it to be accepted as an efficacious intervention for reducing heterosexually acquired high-risk and low-risk HPV infections in men who do not have HIV and in their female partners. Of whom do you think we should listen to? Hm?
The study was published online Jan. 6 in The Lancet.

In an accompanying commentary, Dr. Anna R. Giuliano of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues wrote: "Recent findings add important evidence for the promotion of male circumcision in countries without well-established programs for cervical screening. Additional interventions to reduce HPV infection, such as provision of vaccines for HPV prevention, will be essential to reduce invasive cervical cancer worldwide. Male circumcision is associated with slight reductions in high-risk HPV, while licensed HPV vaccines protect with high effectiveness against only a limited number of HPV types. Therefore, the two interventions are likely to have important synergistic effects."
So Dr. Anna R. Giuliano of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla, want to PROMOTE Circumcision in places like Africa to help combat AIDS. Again? To whom should we listen? I know, the guy is an Idiot and we really needed no further evidence of this fact, But I did find it interesting, none the less.
Peter

Sources:
Health Day - Circumcision Helps Cut HPV Transmission Rate, Study Finds

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