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African Men Lose Their Foreskins to Prevent AIDS

At least 100,000 men in Africa have volunteered to be circumcised to lower their chances of catching HIV, four years after studies showing the procedure could prevent infections.

More than 90,000 men have been circumcised in Kenya since October 2008, including 36,000 over 30 working days late last year, researchers from the African nation said at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna today. Kenya, where about 8.5 percent of people are infected with the AIDS-causing virus, plans to circumcise 80 percent of uncircumcised men age 15 to 49 to prevent more than 100,000 HIV infections over the next 10 years.