The case for boosting infant male circumcision in the face of rising heterosexual transmission of HIV

David A Cooper, Alex D Wodak and Brian J Morris
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03940.x
Published online: 20 September 2010

Circumcision now to prevent heterosexual HIV transmission in 2030 makes sense

Australia is rightly proud of its response to HIV. Thanks to superb formulation of public policy in the early days of the epidemic, it is not only a low-prevalence country but an international leader in many aspects of its clinical and public health responses. To maintain this fine record, Australia should change policy so that infant male circumcision rates are boosted in the face of rising heterosexual transmission of HIV.

  • 1 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 School of Medical Sciences and Bosch Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.


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