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Vasectomy as a proxy: extrapolating health system lessons to male circumcision as an HIV prevention strategy in Papua New Guinea

  • Anna Tynan1, 9Email author,
  • Andrew Vallely2, 3,
  • Angela Kelly3, 4,
  • Greg Law5,
  • John Millan5,
  • Peter Siba3,
  • John Kaldor2 and
  • Peter S Hill1
BMC Health Services Research201212:299

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-299

Received: 24 January 2012

Accepted: 30 August 2012

Published: 4 September 2012

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Original Submission
24 Jan 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Arshad Altaf
25 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Syed Farid-ul- Hasnain
3 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mohsin Saeed Khan
8 Jun 2012 Author responded Author comments - Anna Tynan
Resubmission - Version 3
8 Jun 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
20 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Arshad Altaf
26 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Syed Farid-ul- Hasnain
15 Aug 2012 Author responded Author comments - Anna Tynan
Resubmission - Version 4
15 Aug 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
30 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
4 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-299

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Australian Centre for International & Tropical Health, School of Population Health, University of Queensland
(2)
Public Health Interventions Research Group, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales
(3)
Sexual & Reproductive Health Unit, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNG IMR)
(4)
International HIV Research Group, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales
(5)
Sexual Health and Disease Control Branch, National Department of Health
(6)
the Male Circumcision Acceptability and Impact Study

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