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Circumcision and herpes simplex virus-2 infection among spouses
  1. Jagadish Mahanta1,
  2. Biswajyoti Borkakoty1,
  3. Dipankar Biswas1,
  4. Kamini Walia2
  1. 1Regional Medical Research Centre for NE Region (Indian Council of Medical Research), Dibrugarh, Assam, India
  2. 2Indian Council of Medical Research, Anasari Nagar, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Biswajyoti Borkakoty, Regional Medical Research Centre for NE Region (Indian Council of Medical Research), PO Box-105, Dibrugarh-786001, Assam, India; biswaborkakoty{at}rediffmail.com

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Herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) has been found to facilitate the acquisition of HIV by more than two times in observational studies.1 Recent controlled studies by Tobian et al2 have documented the efficacy of male circumcision in reducing the incidence of HSV-2 infection. However, the effect of male circumcision on acquisition of HSV-2 infection in sexual partners or …

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