A Uganda study has found that uncircumcised men who washed soon after sex increased their chances of getting HIV, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

The sooner the men washed their penises, the study claims, the greater their risk of becoming infected.

But those who held off for at least 10 minutes significantly decreased their chances of getting HIV, according to Dr. Fredrick E. Makumbi, who announced the finding on July 25 at an International AIDS Society Conference in Sydney, Australia.

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