IAS 2013: Male Circumcision Using the Shang Ring [VIDEO]

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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]

See also: IAS 2013: Studies Shed More Light on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

7/24/13

Reference

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.