Public Release: 

Circumcision reduces HIV infection risk

Leading researcher to present information on circumcision and HIV transmission during AUA Annual Scientific Meeting

American Urological Association

WHO: Ira D. Sharlip, M.D., AUA spokesman and Public Media Committee chair John N. Krieger, M.D.

WHAT: Late breaking news on circumcision and HIV transmission will be presented to Annual Meeting attendees during the Monday, May 21 plenary session. Dr. Krieger will be discussing the findings of two major trials in Africa that focused on circumcisions preventive effects on HIV transmission in heterosexual men. Findings from these studies were published in the February 24 issue of The Lancet.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 1:00 p.m. PDT

WHERE: AUA Press Suite (Mezzanine Show Offices A and B), Anaheim Convention Center

HOW: Access to this special session is free to all credentialed media representatives covering the meeting. Dial-in information for reporters interested in covering remotely is available by calling 714-765-2033.

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About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is the pre-eminent professional organization for urologists, with more than 15,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients, including UrologyHealth.org, an award-winning on-line patient education resource, and the American Urological Association Foundation, Inc., formerly AFUD.

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