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Association of the ANRS-12126 Male Circumcision Project with HIV Levels among Men in a South African Township: Evaluation of Effectiveness using Cross-sectional Surveys

  • Bertran Auvert mail,

    bertran.auvert@uvsq.fr

    Affiliations: UMRS-1018, CESP, INSERM Villejuif, France, AP-HP, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne, France, University of Versailles-Saint Quentin, Versailles, France

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  • Dirk Taljaard,

    Affiliation: Progressus, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Dino Rech,

    Affiliation: Progressus, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Pascale Lissouba,

    Affiliation: UMRS-1018, CESP, INSERM Villejuif, France

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  • Beverley Singh,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Julie Bouscaillou,

    Affiliation: UMRS-1018, CESP, INSERM Villejuif, France

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  • Gilles Peytavin,

    Affiliation: AP-HP, Hôpital Bichat - Claude-Bernard, Paris, France

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  • Séverin Guy Mahiane,

    Affiliation: Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Rémi Sitta,

    Affiliation: UMRS-1018, CESP, INSERM Villejuif, France

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  • Adrian Puren,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • David Lewis

    Affiliations: National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Published: September 03, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001509

About the Authors

Bertran Auvert, Pascale Lissouba, Julie Bouscaillou, Rémi Sitta
UMRS-1018, CESP, INSERM Villejuif, France
Bertran Auvert
AP-HP, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne, France
Bertran Auvert
University of Versailles-Saint Quentin, Versailles, France
Dirk Taljaard, Dino Rech
Progressus, Johannesburg, South Africa
Beverley Singh, Adrian Puren, David Lewis
National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa
Gilles Peytavin
AP-HP, Hôpital Bichat - Claude-Bernard, Paris, France
Séverin Guy Mahiane
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Adrian Puren, David Lewis
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: bertran.auvert@uvsq.fr

Competing Interests

GP has received travel grants, consultancy fees, honoraria, or study grants from various pharmaceutical companies including Abbott, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, Roche, Splicos, and ViiV Healthcare. GP is a member of different committees of the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (HIV Pharmacology, HIV Resistance, Therapeutic Strategy on HIV and Viral Hepatitis). All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BA. Performed the experiments: DT DR BS GP AP DL. Analyzed the data: BA PL JB GM RS. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: BA. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: BA DT DR PL BS JB GP GM RS AP DL. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: BA DT DR PL BS JB GP GM RS AP DL. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: BA DT DR PL BS JB GP GM RS AP DL. Enrolled patients: DT DR.