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HIV incidence drops in Rakai

The annual rate of new HIV infections has fallen by 42 percent over the past four years in one of the most-studied groups of people in Africa

No evidence of risk compensation

Three large studies in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya have found no evidence that men who have been circumcised engage in riskier sexual behaviour

Tetanus vaccine "catch- up" through VMMC

Updated WHO recommendations on tetanus vaccination address a gap in immunity identified in part through safety monitoring of VMMC programmes

Religious leaders improve uptake

Educating religious leaders about how male circumcision helps prevent HIV infection increased the number of men being circumcised in Tanzania

90-90-90 + VMMC scale-up

Achieving VMMC scale-up as well as the UNAIDS HIV treatment targets would result in even greater reductions in new HIV infections