Male circumcision and HIV infection: an international debate with no Brazilian participation

The authors discuss male circumcision as a protective factor against HIV transmission. The absence is noted of Brazilian data published in the international literature regarding this issue. Finally, it is emphasized that self-declared circumcision status is subject to substantial misclassification with the generation of biased risk estimates.

Male circumcision; HIV heterosexual transmission; Misclassification errors; Brazil

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