Incremental role of male circumcision on a generalised HIV epidemic through its protective effect against other sexually transmitted infections: from efficacy to effectiveness to population-level impact.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Sexually transmitted infections, Volume 84 Suppl 2, p.ii28-34 (2008)


2008, Adolescent, Adult, Circumcision, Male, Disease Susceptibility, HIV Infections, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Sexual Partners, sexually transmitted diseases, Treatment Outcome, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Young Adult


Male circumcision (MC) can reduce HIV acquisition. However, a better understanding of the indirect protective effect of MC on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is required.