Valiere Alcena, M.D., P.C., M.A.C.P. is a practicing physician, medical scholar, medical educator, author, TV producer and host. He has published several books and made several discoveries. In August 1986, Dr. Valiere Alcena, M.D., M.A.C.P. was the first physician in the world and is credited as the physician who originated the idea that male circumcision would decrease the incidence of HIV/AIDS. He repeated this idea in two books that were published in 1992, "The Status of Health of Blacks in the United States of Anrerica: A Perspective for Improvement" and "The African American Health Book" and again in "AIDS: The Expanding Epidemic: What the Public Needs to Know: A Multi-Cultural Overview" published in 1994.
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- ↑ Alcena, Valiere (October 2006). "AIDS in Third World Countries". PLoS Medicine: [online]. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020298#r1326. http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=read-response&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020298#r1326.
- ↑ Alcena, Valiere (March 2007). "Letter to Infectious Disease News". Infectious Disease News: [online]. http://www.dralcena.com/resources/Articles.pdf.
- ↑ Glick, Leonard (2005). ""This Little Operation", Jewish American Physicians and Twentieth-Century Circumcision Advocacy". Marked in Your Flesh. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 206. ISBN 0-19-517674-X. "What if circumcision protected against infection with HIV..."
- ↑ Weiss, Helen A; Quigley, Maria A.; Hayes, Richard J. (October 2000). "Male circumcision and risk of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis". AIDS 14 (15): 2361–2370. doi:10.1097/00002030-200010200-00018. PMID 11089625. http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/fulltext.00002030-200010200-00018.htm.