Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) is taking place in Seattle, Washington the week of February 23-26, 2015. Established in 1993, CROI brings together over 4,000 participants from around the globe to inform, discuss and brainstorm about current and future directions to prevent the morbidity and mortality from HIV. Read more >
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The connection of HIV infection to foreskin
Several clinical trials have shown that circumcision partially reduces the risk of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV. In fact, South Africa now has a national public health campaign supporting voluntary adult male circumcision to decrease the incidence of HIV/AIDS. While clinical trials have shown that circumcision is inversely correlated with risk of HIV acquisition, the mechanism is not fully understood.
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