Updates to the site include:
Clinical Wound Healing Definition
This document (PDF, 48 KB) provides a definition of clinical wound healing after VMMC. It is intended to be used by researchers engaged in VMMC studies as a standardized way to assess VMMC clinical wound healing by visual inspection, to ensure comparability between studies.
Adverse Event Action Guide for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision by Surgery, 2014 (2014, PDF, 476 KB). A collaborative work between Population Services International (PSI) and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), together with contributions from numerous clinical and public health experts, this Guide is intended for use by programmes that are implementing VMMC under local anaesthesia in adolescent and adult males as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy.
AIDS 2014 VMMC Satellite Sessions
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) was highlighted in more than 80 presentations and posters at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, from 20 to 25 July. Presentations from three satellite sessions supported by the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief are now available, along with links to conference abstracts and presentations about VMMC.
New Demand Creation Resources
Dozens of resources from the former Creating Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) website are now available on the Clearinghouse. They include materials from demand creation campaigns in priority countries, case studies of promising practices in VMMC demand creation based on firsthand reporting in seven countries, and a video and reports on the regional meeting held last year in Zambia.
Global Update on the Health Sector Response to HIV, July 2014 (2014, PDF, 3.4 MB). Uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision in 14 priority countries in Africa rose from 1.7 million in 2012 to nearly 2.7 million in 2013, reports the World Health Organization (WHO). This WHO update on the health sector’s global response to HIV includes a section on VMMC scale-up (pp. 7-9).
Scale-up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Africa: Update on Priority Countries — July 2014 (2014, PDF, 692 KB). An update on the progress toward scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in 14 priority countries documents a dramatic increase in African men choosing medical male circumcision from 2008 to 2013. This two-page fact sheet also describes what needs to be done to step up the pace of scale-up so that the full potential of VMMC for HIV prevention can be realized.
Safety, Effectiveness and Acceptability of the PrePex
Device for Adult Male Circumcision in Kenya (2014, PDF, 198 KB). This study, which enrolled 427 men, ages 18–49, at one fixed and two outreach clinics in Kenya, sought to assess the safety, effectiveness, and acceptability of the PrePex device for adult medical male circumcision in routine service delivery.
Tchova Tchova CCP Male Circumcision Success Story (2014, 4:33 minutes). This video tells the story of 24-year-old Edilson Muthemba, who chose to get circumcised at the Patrice Lumumba Health Center in Xai- Xai, Mozambique. After having the procedure, Edilson became an advocate for VMMC in the region.