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Age Differences in Perceptions of and Motivations for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Among Adolescents in South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe

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Eshan U Patel, Michelle R Kaufman, Kim H Dam, Lynn M Van Lith, Karin Hatzold, Arik V Marcell, Webster Mavhu, Catherine Kahabuka, Lusanda Mahlasela, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Kim Seifert Ahanda, Getrude Ncube, Gissenge Lija, Collen Bonnecwe, Aaron A R Tobian

Background

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have set a Fast-Track goal to achieve 90% coverage of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) among boys and men aged 10–29 years in priority settings by 2021. We aimed to identify age-specific facilitators of VMMC uptake among adolescents.

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Supplement: Adolescent Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision - Vital Intervention Yet Improvements Needed

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Clinical Infectious Diseases, HIV prevention, VMMC, voluntary male medical circumcision, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, adolescent VMMC counseling, VMMC-related counseling

Global experts recognize the need to transform conventional models of healthcare to create adolescent responsive health systems. As countries near 80% coverage of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for those aged 15–49 years, prioritization of younger men becomes critical to VMMC sustainability. This special supplement reporting 9 studies focusing on adolescent VMMC programming and services comes at a critical time.

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PEPFAR’s Best Practices for VMMC Site Operations: A Service Guide

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AIDSFree

This document provides implementing partners supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with a collection of the best resources available for sites providing voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention. This version is Edition 2; Edition 1, released in 2013 focused on assisting implementing partners and site staff with opening new VMMC service locations. The first version covered all aspects of the planning, launch, and oversight of daily operations at the site level.

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Environmental health management toolkit for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services

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Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)

The toolkit provides guidance on health care waste management (HCWM) and environmental hygiene best practices for VMMC services. Each component of the toolkit is based on VMMC program experience, WHO guidance, and USAID environmental protection/compliance regulations. The toolkit contains two components: program guidance and site guidance. The resources in the toolkit’s program guidance component provide VMMC implementing partners with guiding principles for the design, implementation, and monitoring of VMMC environmental health programs.

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VMMC Online Training Hub

The VMMC Online Training Hub (OTH) is an eLearning platform that provides classes, resources, and communities of practice to help clinicians advance their skills and knowledge around performing voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).

Take training anywhere, anytime

Learners can use multiple devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops, or desktops to take OTH classes. They can also download the classes to read offline when internet access is not available.

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