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Experts recommend circumcision to combat male HIV infections in Africa

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39171.431736.DB (Published 05 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:712
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    The World Health Organization and UNAIDS have published the results of a recent expert symposium on circumcision and AIDS, which insists that “male circumcision now be recognised as an additional important intervention to reduce the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men”—although with certain caveats on the need to ensure the procedures are done safely and appropriately.

    The international consultation, held 6-8 March, in Montreux, Switzerland, was attended by participants representing a wide range of stakeholders; including governments; civil society; researchers; funding agencies; implementing partners; and advocates for human rights, women's health, and young people.

    The symposium …

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