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From: Modelling the public health impact of male circumcision for HIV prevention in high prevalence areas in Africa

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Structure of the compartmental model. Boxes represent compartments, i.e. the states males or females can be in. Arrows represent flows of individuals between compartments. High risk groups are male clients of sex workers, and female sex workers (csw). Disease progression is subdivided into 2 stages: early and late, including AIDS. Individuals (men) move to the circumcised boxes after circumcision. The flow diagram for women is similar except that there exists no circumcised compartment. Symbols refer to compartments and flows formally defined in the Additional file 1 (Compartments: M = male, F = female; first subscript: 1 = low risk group, 2 = high risk group; second subscript: 1 = uninfected, 2 = early HIV, 3 = late HIV, 4 =circumcised and uninfected. Flows: a = from low risk to high risk group, b = from high risk to low risk group, c = circumcision, i = infection, p = progression (to late stage HIV infection), q = death)

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