ICASA 2013, VMMC Abstracts

Data and lessons learned on the scale up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention were presented at the 17th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Cape Town, South Africa, 7- 11 December 2013.

The conference abstracts on VMMC are accessible here as one file (2013, PDF, 320 KB).  Each presentation title is listed below including the page on which it can be found.

Oral Presentations

HIV and the Mozambican Mineworker Working in South Africa: The Undiagnosed, the Unprotected, and the Uncircumcised (ADS087) (pp. 1-2)

Effectiveness of Community-based Learning Networks (CBLN) in Provision of Integrated HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health Services to Cross Border Mobile Population Case Study of Busia District (ADS089) (pp. 2-3)

Communication Interventions - SMC Motivators and Associated Factors (ADS113) (pp. 3-5)

I Will Never Do It! An Analysis of the Acceptability of Male Circumcision in Swaziland Before 2015 (ADS121) (pp. 6-7)

Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness and Return on Investment of Scaling Up VMMC in South Africa (ADS166) (pp. 7-8)

Projecting the Impact and Cost of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS, STIs and TB 2012-2016 (ADS168) (pp. 8-9)

Non-Abstract-Driven Sessions

HIV Prevention: Male Circumcision with A Nonsurgical Device Evaluation in Nurses Training Course Efficacy (pp. 43-44) 

Healing Time after Adult Male Circumcision Using the PrePex Device (pp. 44-45)

Frequency and Factors Related to Adverse Events in 100,000 Voluntary Medical Male Circumcisions in Mozambique (pp. 45-46)

Parental Reasons for Non-adoption of Early Infant Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Qualitative Findings from Harare, Zimbabwe (pp. 46-47)

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) for Most At Risk Population Behind Bars: Experience from Uganda Prison Services (pp. 48-49)


Integrating Safe Male Circumcision with HIV Counseling and Testing for Young People in Resource Constrained Facilities in Uganda, A Case of FOC-REV Health Center III, Busia, Uganda (PB095) (pp. 9-10)

Scaling Up Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision While Responding to Demographics. Lessons from a Rural Hospital in East Central Uganda (PB109) (pp. 10-11)

Caution in Interpreting Male Circumcision (MC) Prevalence Data in the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey 2011 (PB162) (pp. 11-12)

High Incidence despite Increasing ART and Circumcision Coverage in Western Kenya: The Ndhiwa HIV Impact in Population Study (PB179) (pp. 13-14)

Perceptions of Male Circumcision as an HIV Prevention Strategy in Lesotho (PB178) (pp. 14-15)

Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of a Non-surgical PrePex Device for Male Circumcision in Nurses Safety Trial in Zimbabwe (PB180) (pp. 15-16)

Peer Driven Sexual Risk Reduction in the Ugu District, South Africa: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities (PB234) (pp. 16-17)

Motivating Health Workers through Recognition-- Jhpiego/Zambia August 2012 Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Campaign Achieves Over Five Times More Than in Previous Years (PB352) (pp. 17-18)

“Catching-up” through Improved Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Campaigns: Lessons from Zambia (PB362) (pp.18-20)

From Evidence to Programming, Mass Mobile Safe Male Circumcision: Lessons from a Ugandan Rural Sites - A Case Study of TASO Uganda (PB370) (pp. 20-21)

Men's Perceptions of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Quality and Accessibility in Nyanza Province, Kenya (PB542) (pp. 21-22)

Reaching Adolescents with Safe Male Circumcision Services: School Campaigns in Botswana (PB543) (pp. 22-23)

Perceptions of a Soccer-based Intervention to Increase VMMC Uptake in Zimbabwe: A Qualitative Study (PB545) (pp. 23-24)

Targeting Zero Un-Circumcision in Rural Nomadic Population of Karamoja in Uganda (PB550) (pp. 24-25)

Cost Analysis of the PrePex Procedure Compared to Surgical Procedure (PB560) (pp. 25-26)

Summary of Scientific Validation and Ongoing Use of PrePex Device for Non-Surgical Adult Male Circumcision in Rwanda (PB561) (pp. 27-28)

Role of medical male circumcision in HIV prevention – a cross-sectional study of the perceptions and their impact on sexual behaviours of adults in Kayunga district, Uganda (PB563) (pp. 28-29)

Piloting Implementation of Early Infant Male Circumcision Using Devices in Zimbabwe: Preliminary Findings (PB564) (pp. 29-30)

Reaching Young Men with Prevention, Care and Treatment through Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services in a High Prevalence Province in South Africa (PB565) (pp. 30-31)

Medical Male Circumcision Demonstration Model and C29-30)ommunity Mobilization Kit (PB567) (pp. 31-32)

The Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Scale Up in Zambia: Successes, Challenges and Next Steps (PB573) (pp. 32-33)

The Sustainability Plan: Early Lessons from the Integration of Early Infant Male Circumcision Services into Reproductive and Child Health Services in Iringa Region, Tanzania (PB575) (pp. 33-34)

The Role of Small Grants in Enhancing and Aligning HIV Prevention Activities in Resource Constrained Rural Communities of Zululand District, KwaZulu-Natal (PB584) (pp. 34-35)

The CareWorks MMC Demand Creation Programme: A Comprehensive Strategic Approach (PB587) (pp. 35-37)

Sexual Prevention and Adolescents Attending Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Services in Tanzania: A Golden Opportunity to Offer Adolescent-Targeted Services (PB612) (pp. 37-38)

Reaching Out to the Most At Risk Populations (MARPS) in Our Communities. The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) Mbarara (PB709) (pp. 38-39)

A Coordinated Approach to VMMC: Analysis of Implementation of the National Operational Plan for the Scale-up Of VMMC in Zambia (PB728) (pp. 39-40)

Expanding Coverage of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision through the Private Sector in Namibia: Financing and Training (PB743) (pp. 40-42)

Spatial Mapping Results in a Successful Large-Scale Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Campaign: Using GIS Data for Decision-Making Positively Impacts the VMMC Scale Up in Tanzania (PB759) (pp. 42-43)