Friday, October 12, 2007

The Potential Impact of Male Circumcision on HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authors: Brian G Williams, James O Lloyd-Smith, Eleanor Gouws, Catherine Hankins, Wayne M Getz, John Hargrove, Isabelle de Zoysa, Christopher Dye, and Bertran Auvert
PLoS Med. 2006 July; 3(7): e262. Published online 2006 July 11. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030262.
PMCID: 1489185

Description: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) has shown that male circumcision (MC) reduces sexual transmission of HIV from women to men by 60% (32%_76%; 95% CI) offering an intervention of proven efficacy for reducing the sexual spread of HIV. The authors explore the implications of this finding for the promotion of MC as a public health intervention to control HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Fulltext

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