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What USAID report? Do you not see any selection biases in these studies? Why are some men circumcised in the first place? You can not call out selection issues in RCTs but then uphold such biases which are more profound in observational studies. This USAID report, does it tell us ...
Thank you for a quick reply. I am still waiting for you to identify these other studies that you say exist that show opposite results from these 3 RCTs. Without access to these studies I can not evaluate their merit. You are stating that the 3 RCTs are not compelling ...
I will not address these points - What studies are you talking about when you say "the data clearly show that within half the African countries investigated, HIV infection is either spilt ....."? RCTs are much more reliable than any sort of observational study. You state that "the scale of ...
I will attempt to address the points you raised regarding RCTs and self-selection bias. You are correct, since according to ethical guidelines, all 'subjects' participating in research must do so on a voluntary basis. Therefore there is always the chance that their are differences between those who volunteer to participate ...
Mr. Lyndon, I will attempt to discuss some of your points in this email. I really need to reemphasize that you cannot look at the HIV-prevalence in a society and simply compare circumcision rates. There are so many other factors that are not addressed in such a simplistic model. You ...
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