n South African Medical Journal - The medical proof doesn't get much better than VMMC : debate : forum
|Article Title||The medical proof doesn't get much better than VMMC : debate : forum|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand, 2 HIV Institute (WRHI), 3 HIV Institute (WRHI), 4 Department of Health, 5 Department of Health, 6 South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), 7 Treatment Action Campaign, 8 SA HIV Clinicians Society, 9 Human Sciences Research Council, 10 Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS, 11 Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS, 12 National Strategic Plan Writing Team member and 13 Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU)|
|Publication Date||Mar 2012|
|Pages||124 - 125|
The editorial on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has many scientific inaccuracies and ignores the latest literature. Previous 'scientific' challenges on the VMMC evidence have had rebuttals co-signed by many local prevention scientists. Ncayiyana does not acknowledge that despite the long presence of the prevention 'abstain, be faithful and condomise' (ABCs), the impact on HIV prevention progress has been slow, resulting in hundreds of thousands of mostly young South Africans dying. Substantially lowering incidence will only be achieved with the introduction and scale-up of new technologies.
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