Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Papua New Guinea: a summary of two research projects

Vallely, Andrew, and MacLaren, David (2011) Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Papua New Guinea: a summary of two research projects. Report. Papua New Guinea Institute for Medical Research. (Unpublished)

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In 2005, a clinical trial in South Africa found that circumcision of young men could reduce their risk of acquiring HIV infection by over 60%. The following year two more trials in Africa confirmed this finding, leading the World Health Organization to recommend male circumcision as a public health strategy for HIV prevention in high incidence countries.

In order to inform public health policy in Papua New Guinea, two major research projects were initiated with the goals of investigating the status of penile cutting practices, and assessing understandings, acceptability, feasibility and cost-effectiveness of male circumcision for HIV prevention. The two projects involved different methodologies and populations but their teams maintained regular communication.

This briefing report presents a synthesis of the key findings from the two research projects, as well as providing a summary of their methods and main results. More detailed analyses will be made available over the coming 12 months through publications in medical and scientific journals.

Item ID: 26949
Item Type: Report (Report)
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 23:32
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111715 Pacific Peoples Health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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