oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - Correction to letter on VMMC by Professor Peter S Millard : letter

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1999-7639



To the Editor: I thank Professor Millard for his interest in my article on some ethical aspects surrounding voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). He presents Table 1 (study data), which has a range for the Kenyan relative risk reduction (RRR) and the number needed to prevent HIV infection (NNT) but he presents no range of values for South Africa and Uganda. In addition, he does not present the point estimate and 95% confidence intervals for the RRR and NNT. Finally, he does not show how the RRR and NNT were calculated. By him presenting Table 1 in this way, one cannot readily make like for like comparisons.

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