oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - The ethics of claiming a 60% reduction in HIV acquisition from voluntary medical male circumcision : letter
|Article Title||The ethics of claiming a 60% reduction in HIV acquisition from voluntary medical male circumcision : letter|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Bioethics and Law|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||May 2014|
To the Editor: Is telling people that voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces the risk of HIV acquisition (female to male) by 60% ethically defensible? It is commonly stated that VMMC reduces the risk of HIV acquisition by (about) 60%, and this statement is even repeated during the process of obtaining consent for the circumcision procedure, often without the clarification that this statement applies to female-to-male HIV transmission.
Article metrics loading...