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abstract # 4 -spring - Jacob Zipperstein April 1 2009...

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Jacob Zipperstein April 1, 2009 Abstract # 4 – Spring Male Circumcision for the Prevention of Hsv-2 and HPV Infections and Syphilis The idea that male circumcision significantly reduces the incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is expressed and reinforced in the introduction. Statistics showing that Herpes Simlex Virus type 2 (HVS-2) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) are two of the main causes of genital ulceration are analyzed in depth. The idea that the efficacy of male circumcision for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections can be determined only in randomized trials is briefly covered in passing. The idea that two parallel, but independent trials for the prevention of STI’s (Sexually Transmitted Infections) were taken place in Rakai, Uganda is briefly mentioned. The idea that HSV-2 testing was performed with the use of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is covered in passing. The subjects who were tested positive for HSV-2 were then confirmed by Western blot. The idea that this study was composed of 5534 men between
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