The city’s health commissioner is attempting to clarify his position on government support for circumcision as a means of reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS.
“We do not yet know what impact circumcision could have on HIV transmission in New York City, and we have not suggested or planned any initiative or campaign. Quite to the contrary, I indicated in an interview with the New York Times (the source of the misrepresentation) that I very much doubted that even 1% of men at high risk in NYC would undergo the procedure.”
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– Azi Paybarah