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DEBATE: Male circumcision as an intervention against HIV

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

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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