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Age targeting and scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision in Mozambique

The voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program in Mozambique aimed to increase male circumcision (MC) coverage to 80 percent among males ages 10 to 49 by 2018. Given the difficulty in attracting adult men over age 20 for circumcision, Mozambique became interested in assessing its age-targeting strategy and progress at the provincial level to inform program planning.
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Creating Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Training for Community Mobilizers

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Elizabeth Gold
Community mobilization and interpersonal communication are critical for engaging communities to create awareness and understanding about VMMC and generate demand for VMMC services. While there are other demand creation activities and approaches, such as use of mass media and social media, this guide focuses on community mobilization for VMMC services.
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Treating key and mobile populations as people, not public health problems

Of no surprise to those in the HIV field, the epidemic continues to be fueled by stigma, none more evident than among key and mobile populations, such as people who inject drugs and sex workers. Speakers at the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society conference shared their experiences in working with these groups and challenged participants to view them as people – and not merely a public health problem.  
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SHARE staff

The quality of voluntary medical male circumcision done by mid-level workers in Tshwane District, South Africa: A retrospective analysis

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Author
Sanele Ngcobo, Jacqueline Elizabeth Wolvaardt, Martin Bac, Elize Webb

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces the acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in heterosexual men by up to 60%. One HIV infection is averted for every 5 to 15 VMMCs. To conduct VMMCs in large populations, large numbers of trained healthcare professionals are needed. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have a high burden of HIV and a shortage of healthcare professionals, creating a healthcare conundrum. To bridge this gap, South Africa launched a new cadre of mid-level medical worker called Clinical Associates (CA).

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A systems-based assessment of the PrePex device adverse events active surveillance system in Zimbabwe

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Author
Paul C. Adamson, Taurayi A. Tafuma, Stephanie M. Davis, Sinokuthemba Xaba, Amy Herman-Roloff

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) is an effective method for HIV prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended its expansion in 14 African countries with a high prevalence of HIV and low prevalence of male circumcision. The WHO has recently pre-qualified the PrePex device, a non-surgical male circumcision device, which reduces procedure time, can increase acceptability of VMMC, and can expand the set of potential provider cadres. The PrePex device was introduced in Zimbabwe as a way to scale-up VMMC services in the country.

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2016 PEPFAR Global Results

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PEPFAR

The latest global results highlight PEPFAR-supported activities across the countries in which the organization works.

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What device would be best for early infant male circumcision in east and southern Africa? Provider experiences and opinions with three different devices in Kenya

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Author
Robert C. Bailey, Irene Nyaboke, Fredrick O. Otieno

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces risk of HIV acquisition in heterosexual men by approximately 60%. As some countries approach targets for proportions of adolescents and adults circumcised, some are considering early infant male circumcision (EIMC) as a means to achieve sustainability of VMMC for long term reduction of HIV incidence. Evaluations of specialized devices for EIMC are important to provide programs with information required to make informed decisions about how to design safe, effective EIMC programs.

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Educating men and their families about the importance of voluntary medical male circumcision

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AIDSFree

Maria Fulai, a well-regarded and influential community leader, learned about the benefits of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) from AIDSFree and mobilized community members to learn about and receive VMMC services.

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