Studies Presented At CROI Examine Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

“HIV incidence among non-Muslim men has decreased with greater uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision (MMC) in Uganda, according to data presented Tuesday” by Ronald Gray of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, HIV Medicine Association Executive Director Andrea Weddle writes in this guest post on the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog. In the same session, Bertran Auvert of the University of Versailles “reported on a trial on MMC in the Orange Farm Township in South Africa among 110,000 adults” that found MMC prevalence has risen from about 11 percent among males ages 15 to 49 in 2008 to about 59 percent now, according to the blog (Mazzotta, 3/7).

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