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| align="center" | [[Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation]]
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| align="center" | '''Colleagues & Benefactors:'''
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| align="center" | [[Ronald H. Gray]]<br>[[Stephen Moses]]<br>[[Robert C. Bailey]]<br>[[Brian J. Morris]]<br>[[Bill Gates]]
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Bertran Auvert is a biased pro-circumcision researcher of French origin who has been a circumcision proponent since at least 2003.<ref>Rain-Taljaard RC, Lagarde E, Taljaard DJ, Campbell C, MacPhail C, Williams B, Auvert B. Potential for an intervention based on male circumcision in a South African town with high levels of HIV infection. Aids Care 2003;15(3):315-27</ref><ref>Rain-Taljaard RC, Lagarde E, Taljaard DJ, Campbell C, MacPhail C, Williams B, Auvert B. Potential for an intervention based on male circumcision in a South African town with high levels of HIV infection. Aids Care 2003;15(3):315-27. [PubMed]</ref> Auvert was responsible for one of the three latest African circumcision trials, <ref>
{{REFjournal
| last=Auvert
| first=Bertran
| coauthors = Dirk Taljaard, Emmanuel Lagarde, Joëlle Sobngwi-Tambekou, Rémi Sitta, Adrian Puren
| pubyear=2005
| title=Randomized, Controlled Intervention Trial of Male Circumcision for Reduction of HIV Infection Risk: The ANRS 1265 Trial
| journal=PLoS Med
| volume=October 25, 2005
| issue=November 2005
| pages=
| url=http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0020298
| accessdate=2011-03-03
}}</ref> which are being used by the [[WHO|World Health Organization]] to endorse circumcision as an HIV prevention method.<ref>
{{REFweb
| last=[[WHO|World Health Oranization]]
| first=
| year=
| title=WHO Male circumcision for HIV prevention
| url=http://www.who.int/hiv/topics/malecircumcision/en/index.html
| accessdate=2011-03-03
}}</ref> He associates with the [[Gilgal Society]],<ref>
{{REFweb
| last=Morris
| first=Brian
| coauthors = Vernon Quaintance
| year=2007
| title=Sex and Circumcision What every Woman needs to know
| url=http://www.circinfo.net/pdfs/GFW-EN%200712-1.pdf
| accessdate=2011-02-27
| format = PDF
| publisher = The Gilgal Society
}}
</ref> and is good friends with [[Bill Gates]].<ref>
{{REFweb
| last=Lyons
| first=Daniel
| year=2010
| title=Saving The World, 2.0
| url=http://www.newsweek.com/2010/01/24/saving-the-world-2-0.html
| accessdate=2011-03-03
| date = January 25, 2010
| publisher = Harman Newsweek LLC
| work = Newsweek
}}</ref>

== Auvert's Circumcision Study ==
An RCT funded by the United States [[National Institutes of Health]] (NIH)<ref name='DOC 2008'>
{{REFweb
| last=Doctors Opposing Circumcision
| first=
| year=2008
| title=The Use of Male Circumcision to Prevent HIV Infection
| url=http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/info/HIVStatement.html
| accessdate=2011-03-05
| quote = ...funding from the United States National Institutes of Health to conduct randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Africa.
}}
</ref> was carried out in Orange Farm, South Africa under the supervision of Bertran Auvert.<ref>Auvert B, Taljaard D, Lagarde E, Sobngwi-Tambekou J, Sitta R, et al. (2005) Randomized, controlled intervention trial of male circumcision for reduction of HIV infection risk: The ANRS 1265 trial. PLoS Med 2:e298. [http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0020298 Full Text]</ref> The British medical journal the Lancet decided against publishing Bertran's study. Lancet officials, following standard policy at the journal, refused to comment on why the study was turned down.<ref>Schoofs, M, Lueck, S, & Phillips, MM. (2005, July 05). Study says circumcision reduces AIDS risk by 70%. The Wall Street Journal, p. A1.</ref>

In a Medscape interview, Bertran was asked, "in the group of men who were circumcised, I understand from the presentation that they were advised not to engage in sexual relations for approximately 5 weeks in order to recovery from the surgery. Is that correct?" Bertran replied, "Yes. We were very careful to recommend them to abstain from sex for 44 days, which is about 6 weeks after the surgical procedure, in order that they didn't have any risk of getting infected by HIV during this healing period."
<ref>{{REFweb
| last=Medscape
| first=
| year=07/29/2005
| title=Randomized Clinical Trial Shows Male Circumcision Has Great Potential to Curb HIV Infections in Africa
| url=http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/509662
| accessdate=2011-03-03
| publisher = Medscape
}}</ref> Later in the interview he says "We also have 2 ongoing trials in Uganda and Kenya." (Notice the word "We" here.)

== Bill Gates ==

{{Citation
| Text=Bertran Auvert, is so modest about his work, but he has new theories that we're putting money behind and he is just making it work.
| Author=Bill Gates: Discussing Bertran's Circumcision "Studies"
| Source=Newsweek
| ref=<ref>[http://www.newsweek.com/2010/01/24/saving-the-world-2-0.html Lyons, D. (2010, January 25). Saving the world, 2.0. ''Newsweek'',]</ref>
}}

==See Also==
*[[Gilgal Society]] -- Auvert associates with this [[circumfetish]] group.
*[[Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation]] -- Auvert is on the staff.
*[[Bill Gates]] -- Colleague & Benefactor of Auvert.
*[[Ronald H. Gray]] -- Colleague & Benefactor of Auvert.
*[[Stephen Moses]] -- Colleague & Benefactor of Auvert.
*[[Robert C. Bailey]] -- Colleague & Benefactor of Auvert.
*[[Brian J. Morris]] -- Colleague & Benefactor of Auvert.
*[[National Institutes of Health]] -- Funded Auvert's study.
*[[WHO|World Health Organization]] -- Endorces Auvert's study.

{{LINKS}}
*[http://www.circinfo.net/pdfs/GFW-EN%200712-1.pdf Gilgal Society Association] -- Auvert contributed to a brochure created by [[Gilgal Society]].

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