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Circumcision reduced the risk of contracting HIV infection in young sexually active Kenyan men

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 Q In young sexually active men in Kenya, does circumcision prevent the transmission of HIV infection?

Clinical impact ratings GP/FP/Primary care ★★★★★☆☆ Infectious disease ★★★★★★☆ Tropical & travel medicine ★★★★★★☆


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randomised controlled trial.

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{blinded (outcome assessors)}.*

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median 24 months.

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Kisumu district, Kenya.

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2784 men who were 18–24 years of age (median age 20 y), were HIV negative and sexually active (median 4 partners over lifetime), had haemoglobin concentrations ⩾90 g/l, and planned to stay in the Kisumu district for ⩾2 years. Exclusion criteria: foreskin covered less than half the glans, haemophilia or other bleeding …

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