cgr1 saidIt is also in Africa as quer men are encouraged to be circumcised in mass by telling them they will be protected against AIDS. Result, they take no care and the epidemic continues.
Youre exactly right. And we can thank the Clinton foundation and Bill & Melinda gates for that. They all poured huge resources into circumcision programs that were Based on severely flawed science. add that one to the long list of cures mutilating a mans penis was supposed to effect.
I love when developed western countries condescendingly "solve" a problem for the third world that they don't understand, and end up making it exponentially worse.
Yes, scientists would have found that in the United States, the AIDS epidemic has developed in a male population, mostly circumcised, therefore, circumcision had unfortunately not had much impact on them.
First, the US AIDS epidemic happened during the Right Wing Republican Reagan Administration. When AIDS was largely swept under the rug and virtually no money was devoted to research and control. After all, in Republicanland, these were just gays getting sick & dying, nobody worth saving. Wasn't it God's punishment for their "lifestyle"? I remember those terms being used by Republican politicians, even though I wasn't out at the time myself. Government concern only began to develop when straights began to contract it.
Second, their remains very good medical evidence that male circumcision reduces the chances of HIV transmission. If African men were told that circumcision "solves" the HIV risk then the problem lay with education programs, not with the procedure.
Third, please provide figures for these "huge resources" from these foundations for circumcision programs. And you do know how foundations, work, right? The amount of direct control the founders & funders of these things has varies. They are directed by boards, that in turn hire executives for their daily operation.
And many foundations have multiple contributors. The Gates Foundation, for instance, has received seizable contributions from capitalist investor Warren Buffet. Would you like to add his name to the list of bad guys responsible for the AIDS problem in Africa?