Does male circumcision prevent heterosexual men from acquiring HIV infection? Evidence Update, HIV Series, June 2010.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Siegfried N, Muller M, Deeks JJ, Volmink J. Male circumcision for prevention of heterosexual acquisition of HIV in men. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003362. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003362.pub2.10.1002/14651858.CD003362.pub2.
Male circumcision reduces HIV acquisition in heterosexual men by at least 38% in a two year period.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp