DEBATE: Male circumcision as an intervention against HIV

DEBATE: Male circumcision as an intervention against HIV

A recent debate in the journal Future HIV Therapy argues for and against male circumcision as an intervention against HIV.

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In “Male circumcision is not the ‘vaccine’ we have been waiting for!”, Green and his co-authors claim that the incorporation of male circumcision as an additional HIV prevention strategy is based on ‘incomplete evidence, and is premature and ill-advised’.

One of the foremost experts on male circumcision Daniel Halperin and several South African experts responded in a follow-up article ‘€œMale circumcision is an efficacious, lasting and cost-effective strategy for combating HIV in high-prevalence AIDS epidemics’€ to the various claims made by Green.

The articles are reproduced with permission of Future Medicine Ltd.

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