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Objective: Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is one of the first opportunities for adolescent males in African countries to interact with the healthcare system. This study explored the approaches used during adolescent VMMC counseling and whether these…

Male circumcision is being widely deployed as an HIV prevention strategy in countries with high HIV incidence, but its uptake in sub-Saharan Africa has been below targets. We did a study to establish whether educating religious leaders about male circumcision would increase uptake in their…

Engaging women in the dialogue on VMMC can have broad impacts on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programs, especially when women become aware that circumcision can reduce HIV risk. In Tanzania, AIDSFree found that women can influence men’s decisions to undergo VMMC and impact men’s…

Background

Kaliua District, Tabora—As a traditional healer, Albert Cosmas uses experience with rituals and knowledge about herbal remedies he learned from his grandfather to heal people in his village of Ikombaboba.

One service he does not provide, however, is male…

Despite considerable efforts to scale up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in priority countries over the last five years, implementation has faced important challenges. Seeking to enhance the effect of VMMC programs for greatest and most immediate impact, the U. S.…

Iringa region of Tanzania has had great success reaching targets for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). Looking to sustain high coverage of male circumcision, the government introduced a pilot project to offer early infant male circumcision (EIMC) in Iringa in 2013. From April 2013 to…

Iringa, with an HIV prevalence of 9.1 percent, is Tanzania’s second most HIV-affected region. Three randomized controlled trials showed unequivocally that VMMC offers a 60 percent protective effect in reducing the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission through heterosexual sex. Although VMMC…

These job aids provide guidance to health promoters in-country on how to carry out targeted Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) awareness and advocacy meetings with local leaders, religious leaders, and famous influential people in the community.