- Category: HIV Prevention
- Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:00
- Written by Gregory Fowler
A novel device used in the scale-up of voluntary male circumcision for HIV prevention can cut the time of the procedure in half and was associated with few side effects, but healing may be slower, according to a report presented at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) this month in Kuala Lumpur.
Mark Barone from EngenderHealth summarized findings from a field study of the Shang Ring in Kenya and Zimbabwe prior to his late-breaker presentation.
[Mark Barone speaks at IAS 2013 press conference, Kuala Lumpur, July 3, 2013]
MA Barone, PS Li, R Zulu, et al. A field study of male circumcision using the Shang Ring, a minimally-invasive disposable device, in routine clinical settings in Kenya and Zambia. 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. Kuala Lumpur, June 30-July 3, 2013. Abstract WELBC04.