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Widespread male circumcision could prevent more than a million HIV infections

The Harvard School of Public Health published an interview with Till Bärnighausen, associate professor in the Department of Global Health and Population and co-author of our perspective paper on HIV/AIDS. 

It’s cheap, and it can be done safely, including by nurses and clinical officers,” said Bärnighausen. Additionally, there is widespread acceptance that circumcision is effective in preventing HIV—clinical trials have shown that circumcision leads to a greater than 50% reduction in HIV acquisition risk.

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