U.N. recommends male circumcision to prevent HIV

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  1. drippy

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    I said it the last time that it was posted,

    If you can't get Africans to wear condoms, how you going to chop a part of the pee pee off.
     
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    Heh.
     
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    I want my foreskin back :( 
     
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    Try bologna and superglue.
     
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    Here's where the plan fails -

     
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    Well, circumcision is a one-time operation, condoms need to be put on every time.

    And in some areas of Africa health care is provided to a great extent by NGOs and aid groups. If you started there, you might have some luck.
     
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    I agree, definitely a big flaw. Unfortunately, I believe that reflects the reality of the situation and I'm not sure how you could otherwise handle it.
     
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    What I meant was that the African population does not trust Europeans or North Americans. It is not that they can't be bothered to use condoms; it is that they purposely don't use them.

    Aids is reaching an epidemic level in Africa, we need a better suggestion then circumcision. They need to buy into to it.
     
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    It's been at an epidemic level for quite a while.

    So, what's your suggestion on what they should do?
     
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    um, wouldn't just not having sex with people with hiv do the trick?
     
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    The problem is that the assorted governments and despots of sub-saharan Africa don't want to be seen as taking advice or logistical aid from the developed world becuase it makes them look bad to both thier own people and to thier cronies in neighbouring countries. Not only would it show them up for being the incompetent shambles that they are, but it would rob them of thier ability to scapegoat former colonial powers for all the problems in thier country if the intervention of said powers actually started to solve them. In turn, this makes developed nations reluctant to actually do anything about the problems in Africa because they don't want to be seen as validating the accusations of imperialist interference or to strengthen the positions of said goverments and despots within thier own countries.

    Plus actually informing the common man about such things as STDs and contraception involves some degree of education, which is something that allot of these ruling parties don't want thier people to have since an educated and aware population is one of the most dangerous threats to a useless goverment or self-serving dictator.
     
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    Honestly, I don't know. They may just need to figure it out for themselves.
     
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    Yeah, what he said...
     
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    Continent is full of crazy dudes with machetes. Charge those guys with snipping the tip. Put out bounties on foreskin, like beaver pelt in 18th century Canada.
     
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    i say we let the africans eat cake.

    ...no really. as in literally. cakes are delish.
     
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    I'm all for it, but honestly, how do you approach a guy who doesn't know about it with that? Yeah...um...we're going to have to snip that a bit...if you could come in on Saturday...that would be great.
     
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    Why does being circumcised reduce the risk of aids infection?
    *Circumcised as a newborn*
     
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    Some studies suggest that it is a breading ground for bacteria and virus if you don't keep it clean. But this approach is a band-aid on a bullet hole. It's like suggesting abstainance to these people. Many of these guys just don't give a shit.

    Here is a wake up call, you got aids and you rape a woman (which is a big problem in many parts of the region)...castration.
     
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    This utterly pointless.

    If circumcision reduces the chance of getting HIV by 50%, (or so) then of you had sex twice, the odds would still give you HIV?
     

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