The medical proof doesn't get much better than VMMC

Francois Venter, Helen Rees, Yogan Pillay, Nono Simelela, Thobile Mbengashe Mbengashe, Nathan Geffen, Francesca Conradie, Olive Shisana, Dino Rech, Celicia Serenata, Dirk Taljaard, Glenda Gray


This forum debate article is in response to the editorial by Professor Ncayiyana concerning the national circumcision programme in South Africa (S Afr Med J 2011;101:775-777).

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Kessinger and Millard. S Afr Med J 2012;102(3):123-124.
Ncayiyana. S Afr Med J 2012;102(3):125-126.

Authors' affiliations

Francois Venter, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI), Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa

Helen Rees, South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)

Yogan Pillay, Deputy Director General, Department of Health, South Africa

Nono Simelela, Special Adviser to the Deputy President as Chair of the South African AIDS Council (SANAC), South Africa

Thobile Mbengashe Mbengashe, Chief Director HIV and AIDS, STI, Department of Health, South Africa

Nathan Geffen, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), South Africa

Francesca Conradie, SA HIV Clinicians Society, Clinical Advisor to Right To Care (RTC), South Africa

Olive Shisana, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

Dino Rech, Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS), South Africa

Celicia Serenata, National Strategic Plan Writing Team member, South Africa

Dirk Taljaard, Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS), South Africa

Glenda Gray, Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU), South Africa

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Male circumcision

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(3):124-125.

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-01-28
Date published: 2012-02-23

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