n South African Medical Journal - African mass circumcision programmes : a dangerous distraction : correspondence

Volume 104, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Evidence of the futility of mass circumcision campaigns to reduce HIV sexual transmission in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been outlined in the SAMJ by former Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Ncayiyana. The claim is based on three randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in South Africa, Uganda, and Kenya that circumcision reduces men's risk for HIV by ~60%.

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