Learning from VMMC scale-up

Experiences in scaling up VMMC and other HIV prevention interventions offer important lessons for efforts to introduce new prevention technologies, Aidsmap reports in an article about presentations made at the HIV Research for Prevention conference, which was held in Chicago, Illinois, from 17 to 21 October. The presentations about VMMC described efforts to improve demand creation interventions through the application of market research in Zimbabwe and the use of motivational interviewing and financial compensation in South Africa. In these cases and those of other HIV interventions presented, success in expanding coverage required concerted efforts, marketing insights, and functional health systems (Aidsmap, 24 October 2016).