Circumcision for prevention against HIV: Marked seasonal variation in demand and potential public sector readiness in Soweto, South Africa

Guy De Bruyn, Martin D. Smith, Glenda E. Gray, James A. McIntyre, Russell Wesson, Gary Dos Passos, Neil A. Martinson

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Abstract

The public sector delivery of male circumcision in the only public sector hospital in Soweto, South Africa was examined to gauge local capacity to deliver this procedure as an intervention for prevention of HIV acquisition. During the period from July 1998 to March 2006, approximately 360 procedures were performed per annum. Striking seasonal variations and the relatively few procedures performed may create challenges for program planning, if male circumcision is increased to a level required to have an impact on the incidence of HIV among this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2
JournalImplementation Science
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Health Informatics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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