Researchers conducted a case-control study among uncircumcised men in Uganda to determine whether particular penile microbiomes are associated with increased risk of HIV infection. Their results, published in the journal mBio, suggest that modifying the penile biome could reduce HIV acquisition in both men and women.
Penile Anaerobic Dysbiosis as a Risk Factor for HIV Infection
Year of publication: 2017
Resource topic: Impact of MC, Explanations for protective effect/mechanisms of action, Research, monitoring and evaluation
Resource type: Article