Letter to the editor: male circumcision is an efficacious, lasting and cost-effective strategy for combating HIV in high-prevalence AIDS epidemics

SOURCE: Future HIV Therapy
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.G.Wamai, H.A.Weiss, C.Hankins, K.Agot, Q.A.Karim, O.Shisana, R.C.Bailey, B.Betukumesu, J.Bongaarts, K.Bowa, R.Cash, W.Cates, M.O.Diallo, S.Dludlu, N.Geffen, M.Heywood, H.Jackson, P.K.Kayembe, S.Kapiga, P.Kebaabetswe, L.Kintaudi, J.D.Klausner, S.Leclerc-Madlala, K.Mabuza, M.B.Makhubele, K.Micheni, B.J.Morris, A.De Moya, J.Ncala, I.Ntaganira, O.F.Nyamucherera, E.O.Otolorin, J.W.Pape, M.Phiri, H.Rees, M.Ruiz, J.Sanchez, S.Sawires, E.S.Seloilwe, D.M.Serwadda, G.Setswe, N.Sewankambo, D.Simelane, F.Venter, D.Wilson, G.Woelk, N.Zungu, D.T.Halperin
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS PREVALENCE, HIV/AIDS PREVENTION, MALE CIRCUMCISION
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5469
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/5223
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5223

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Abstract

In this article the authors respond to the various claims made in a recent article by Green, et al. "Male circumcision is not the 'vaccine' we have been waiting for!". The article by Green urged immediate action to implement safe MC services based on the scientific evidence for HIV prevention and others aspects of reproductive health.