This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent information service, is a scheduled program of the Kaiser Family members Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research corporation unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. Budget cuts could harm Obama administration’s plans to strengthen State Department, USAID Because of Congress’ proposals to lower spending for the State Department, the National government is looking toward new funding mechanisms increasingly, known as blended funds, that pull from Defense Department budgets for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, CQ reports.It is the first time in the globe that we have a successful intervention in a community to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV between adults. Researchers believe the foreskin is usually susceptible to tears during intercourse, allowing HIV to get into the bloodstream. Also the area under the foreskin has an environment where a virus can survive. What will this scholarly study mean for America? Probably not a whole lot. Overall, more American men are circumcised than African men, though U.S. Amounts have declined recently among newborns. The Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance adds that African circumcision studies may not have very much bearing on U.S. HIV rates.