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Friday, May 13, 2011

Shang Ring™ Device Shows Promise for Helping to Prevent HIV among Men

Results of a study conducted by EngenderHealth and Weill Cornell Medical College and published in the May issue of JAIDS show that the Shang Ring has the potential to revolutionize the provision of male circumcision services in Africa and help prevent the spread of HIV among men. First developed in China, the Shang Ring is a novel device for adult male circumcision, which has been shown to reduce HIV transmission by up to 64%. Compared with conventional surgery, the Shang Ring significantly reduces risk and procedure time for patients. Health professionals of all skill levels can also be trained to use the device, which is key in low-resource settings. Read more.

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