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I read with concern the manuscript by MacLaren et al1 which states: “Alternative forms of penile foreskin cutting may be associated with reduced HIV infection risk in Papua New Guinea.” Using data described in the manuscript, I was able to exactly replicate the authors’ primary numerical finding. However, the results of additional analyses not reported in the manuscript directly conflict with the key message regarding a …
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Data sharing statement The programming code and reconstructed data are available upon request from the corresponding author.
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