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Too simplistic a study

Posted by plosmedicine on 30 Mar 2009 at 23:57 GMT

Author: Joe Edmonson
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E-mail: jace@dc.rr.com
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Submitted Date: July 12, 2006
Published Date: July 19, 2006
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Simply put, the flaws are that there are no groups indicated that used simple hygene on themselves to help combat HIV. Soap and water used to clean the penis after sex was not a part of this very flawed study. Leaving me to believe it is just another push for unwarranted circumcision. The risks of infection from circumcision aren't addressed either. Overall its rather like saying 80% of smokers will die, not enough information, but probably a valiant try.

Competing interests declared: I have no competing interests.