VMMC at CROI 2020

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention was examined in 21 abstracts of the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), which was held virtually from 8 to 11 March 2020.

VMMC was highlighted in an opening session lecture about translating HIV science into public health impact, a plenary talk about lessons from recent trials of combination HIV prevention, and an oral abstract session about rapid declines in new HIV infections in men and women in Rakai, Uganda. A total of 17 posters were devoted to VMMC, including posters on the long-term effectiveness of VMMC for HIV prevention, a cluster randomised trial to increase VMMC uptake among men older than 18, and a potential biological mechanism for VMMC’s protective effect against HIV.

Click here for links to the abstracts and posters. Webcasts of conference sessions will be available to non-registrants about a week after the last day of the conference.