n South African Medical Journal - Voluntary male medical circumcision - Dan Ncayiyana responds : debate : forum

Volume 102, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



I thank the above authors, all acknowledged HIV / AIDS experts, for their robust responses. South Africa and the SA HIV / AIDS research community have indeed been at the forefront of the global effort to better understand and to contain the HIV / AIDS epidemic, and there is no gainsaying the motive of the VMMA proponents to control and ultimately to eradicate the disease. That said, the envisaged mass roll-out of a surgically invasive prophylactic intervention is without historical parallel, and it is only appropriate that the VMMC project is deliberated within the medical profession beyond the immediate circles of the panels and committees driving the initiative.

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