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Research Article

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Circumcision Self-Report and Physical Examination Findings in Lesotho

  • Anne Goldzier Thomas mail,

    anne.thomas@med.navy.mil

    Affiliation: Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Bonnie Robin Tran,

    Affiliation: Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Marcus Cranston,

    Affiliation: United States Air Force, Department of Defense, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Malerato Cecilia Brown,

    Affiliation: United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief—Lesotho, United States Embassy, Maseru, Lesotho

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  • Rajiv Kumar,

    Affiliation: Indian Armed Forces, Pune, India

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  • Matsotetsi Tlelai

    Affiliation: Lesotho Defence Force, Maseru, Lesotho

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  • Published: November 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027561
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Anne Goldzier Thomas, Bonnie Robin Tran
Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, United States of America
Marcus Cranston
United States Air Force, Department of Defense, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, United States of America
Malerato Cecilia Brown
United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief—Lesotho, United States Embassy, Maseru, Lesotho
Rajiv Kumar
Indian Armed Forces, Pune, India
Matsotetsi Tlelai
Lesotho Defence Force, Maseru, Lesotho

Corresponding Author

Email: anne.thomas@med.navy.mil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. We were unable to contact Rajiv Kumar, listed as an author of this paper, to confirm his involvement in the latest version. The corresponding author, Anne Goldzier Thomas, has therefore supplied the information regarding his contribution to the manuscript and his competing interests and it is correct to the best of her knowledge. The authors are not aware of any other potential conflict of interest associated with this manuscript.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AGT MC MCB MT. Performed the experiments: MCB RK MT. Analyzed the data: AGT BRT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AGT MC RBT. Wrote the paper: AGT BRT MC MCB RK MT.