Title

The case for boosting infant male circumcision in the face of rising heterosexual transmission of HIV... and now the case against

Date of this Version

1-17-2011

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Published version.

Boyle, G. J., & Hill, G. (2011). The case for boosting infant male circumcision in the face of rising heterosexual transmission of HIV... and now the case against. Medical Journal of Australia, 194 (2), 99.

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2011 HERDC submission. FoR code: 111708

© Copyright Australasian Medical Publishing Company, 2011

ISSN

0025-729X

Abstract

Extract:

In a recent editorial, Cooper and colleagues asserted that infant male circumcision reduces heterosexual (female-to-male) transmission of HIV. However, they failed to acknowledge the serious methodological flaws of the three African randomised controlled trials (RCT's) on which the claim is based, including early termination and loss of participants to follow-up. These RCT's reported on circumcision of adults in Africa and, therefore, are not relevant to children in Australia.

 

This document has been peer reviewed.