Male circumcision is not a panacea for HIV prevention

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:409
  1. Jocalyn Clark
  1. Toronto

    Male circumcision was a hot topic at the 16th international conference on AIDS, on 13-18 August, in Toronto, accompanied by passionate debate on both sides.

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    A Masai Moran circumcision ceremony in Kenya


    Delegates heard from scientists that new HIV infections in men could be substantially reduced and million of lives saved if male circumcision were to be introduced. Critics argued that male circumcision will not be the quick fix for HIV prevention unless cultural beliefs are included …

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