HIV/AIDS

Voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention in 14 priority countries in East and Southern Africa

Progress brief

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WHO

Voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention in 14 priority countries in East and Southern Africa

Publication details

Number of pages: 2
Publication date: July 2015
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HIV/2015.21

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Overview

The remarkable expansion to nearly 9.1 million voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMC) performed for HIV prevention through 2014 in priority countries of East and Southern Africa shows the feasibility of scaling up this intervention. Among the 9.1 million, more than 3 million were performed in 2014 alone.

Sufficient resources to reach at least 80% VMMC coverage must be available for this one-time, long-term efficacious intervention for both individual and public health HIV prevention, while preparing for VMMC sustainability within broader prevention programming.

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