A study published in 2005 concluded that circumcision reduced HIV infection risk in heterosexual men by about 60%, according to the BBC. That’s not all. The boffins who conducted the study also made a mathematical model where the programmed scenario is that over the next 10 years, all men in sub-Saharan Africa were circumcised. The output is quoted below:
They calculated that within a decade some two million new HIV infections and 300,000 deaths could be prevented. And in the ten years after that, a further 3.7 million infections and 2.7 million deaths could be avoided – with one in four of the deaths prevented being in South Africa.
Interesting… What’s your take on this finding?