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“The case for boosting infant male circumcision in the face of rising heterosexual transmission of HIV” . . . and now the case against

David A Forbes, John W Travis, Sarah J Buckley, Paul Mason, Ken McGrath, Robert S Van Howe, George Williams, Anthony N Lyons, Marian Pitts, Anthony Smith, Jeffrey Grierson, Niall Conroy, Gregory J Boyle, George Hill, Robert J L Darby, Bruce R Paix, Jeremy J Chin, David A Cooper, Alex D Wodak and Brian J Morris
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (2): 97.

An article in the 20 September issue of the Journal that suggested circumcision of infant boys could be considered a "surgical vaccine" against future sexually transmitted HIV has attracted strong criticism from many of our readers (MJA 2011; 194: 97-101)

David A Forbes, Chair, Policy and Advocacy Committee1
John W Travis, Adjunct Professor1
Sarah J Buckley, General Practitioner2
Paul Mason, Former Commissioner for Children3
Ken McGrath, Senior Lecturer in Pathology4
Robert S Van Howe, Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development5
George Williams, Former Director6
Anthony N Lyons, Research Fellow1
Marian Pitts, Director1
Anthony Smith, Professor1
Jeffrey Grierson, Senior Research Fellow1
Niall Conroy, Public Health Registrar1
Gregory J Boyle, Professor of Psychology1
George Hill, Independent Research Consultant2
Robert J L Darby, Independent Researcher1
Bruce R Paix, Anaesthetist1
Jeremy J Chin, Intern1
David A Cooper, Director, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research1
Alex D Wodak, Director, Alcohol and Drug Service2
Brian J Morris, Professor of Molecular Medical Sciences3
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.
4 Faculty of Health, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
5 Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Marquette, Michigan, USA.
6 Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
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