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