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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Kenya–Reply [to a Comment]

Citation

Thirumurthy, Harsha & Agot, Kawango E. (2014). Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Kenya--Reply [to a Comment]. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 312(24), 2687.

Abstract

Comment and Response on: Effect of Providing Conditional Economic Compensation on Uptake of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Kenya: a Randomized Clinical Trial. [JAMA. 2014]. Dr. Carmack’s claim is at odds with results of numerous observational studies, meta-analyses, and 3 randomized controlled trials of medical male circumcision in Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda. The trials found relative risk ratios of HIV infection that were between 0.40 and 0.49 at 18 to 24 months following circumcision, or a reduction in the risk of HIV acquisition by 50% to 60%.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2014.15024

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2014

Journal Title

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association

Author(s)

Thirumurthy, Harsha
Agot, Kawango E.