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PLoS Medicine Examines How Mathematical Models Can Inform Decision-Making About Male Circumcision Programs

September 11, 2009

"Estimating the long-term population impact and cost-effectiveness of male circumcision programmes requires mathematical modelling approaches. However, when different modelling approaches use different baseline assumptions and input variables, they sometimes produce conflicting results," write the authors of a PLoS Medicine Policy Forum. The forum reports on recent meetings where experts "assessed the potential population-level effects of male circumcision on HIV incidence predicted by these models and determined the relevance of mathematical modelling approaches to informed decision-making about the scale-up of male circumcision programmes" (Hankins et al., 9/8).

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