VMMC at IAS 2013

Voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention was highlighted in two sessions and more than 30 presentations and abstracts at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 30 June to 3 July 2013.

Symposia Session

New Approaches to Assess the Population Level Impact of New Prevention Technologies
Chair: Andrew Grulich, Australia


New laboratory methodologies to estimate incidence from cross-sectional data
Presented by T. Mastro (United States)

Modelling the impact of treatment as prevention, PrEP and other prevention interventions
Presented by T. Hallett (United Kingdom)

Monitoring and evaluation of treatment as prevention at the population level
Presented by J. Montaner (Canada)

The population impact of ART scale-up on the risk of new HIV infection in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Presented by F. Tanser (South Africa)

Oral Abstract

A field study of male circumcision using the Shang Ring, a minimally-invasive disposable device, in routine clinical settings in Kenya and Zambia
Presented by M.A. Barone, et al. (United States, Kenya, Zambia)

Poster Discussion Sessions

Reconceptualizing HIV prevention needs in a generalized epidemic: the case of female sex workers (FSW) in Swaziland
Presented by S. Baral, et al. (United States and Swaziland)

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Getting It Done
Co-chairs: Karin Hatzold, United States; Thomas A. Odeny, Kenya

Implications of the rapid scale up and the expansion of VMMC in South Africa for quality services
Presented by D. Rech, et al. (South Africa and United States)

The acceptability and safety of the Shang Ring for adult male circumcision in Rakai, Uganda
Presented by G. Kigozi, et al. (Uganda and United States)

The demand for voluntary male circumcision in Zambia: a sequential model of the decision process
Presented by J. Price, et al. (Zambia and United States)

Loss to follow-up and adverse events following voluntary medical male circumcision in Nyanza Province, Kenya
Presented by M. Swaminathan, et al. (United States and Kenya)

Behaviour change pathways to male circumcision: narrative interviews with 40 male circumcision (MC) clients in Zambia
Presented by J. Price, et al. (Zambia and Zimbabwe)


A multicentric qualitative study about male circumcision practices in India from the perspectives of community and health care providers 
S. Sahay, et al. (India)

Building the path to the end of AIDS: how investments in HIV prevention research and development responded to the global economic downturn, new research results and funding trends 2000-2012
M. Warren, et al. (United States and Switzerland)

Cost analysis of the PrePex procedure compared to surgical procedure
V. Mutabazi, et al. (Rwanda and United States)

Effects of medical male circumcision on HIV viral load in HIV+ HAART naïve men; Rakai, Uganda
F. Nalugoda, et al. (Uganda and United States)

Efficiencies in the performance of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) procedures
D. Rech, et al. (South Africa, United States, Zimbabwe)

Enhanced surveillance to evaluate the national response to HIV: an interim analysis of a nationally representative HIV serologic survey in Kenya
W. Maina, et al. (Kenya and United States)

Factors associated with early resumption of sexual activity after voluntary medical male circumcision: a review of the effectiveness of MC counseling at two sites in Zambia
W. Kanjipite, et al. (Zambia and United States)

Factors associated with post-operative follow-up after voluntary medical male circumcision at twelve health facilities in five districts in Nyanza Province, Kenya
Arbogast Oyanga, et al. (Kenya and United States)

Good program coverage in high HIV prevalence settings in western Kenya: preliminary results of the Nhdiwa HIV impact in population study
D. Maman, et al. (France and Kenya)

Health extension workers and locally comprehensible materials attracting more men to circumcision services in Gambella, Ethiopia T. Bogale, et al. (Ethiopia and United States)

HIV prevalence and risk factors among Mozambican mineworkers working in South Africa, 2012
C.S. Baltazar, et al. (Mozambique and United States)

HIV prevention: using the SurgiPex technique for adult male circumcision
M. Vincent, et al. (Rwanda)

Male circumcision, wound healing in HIV-negative and HIV-positive men with low CD4 counts in Rakai, Uganda
G. Kigozi, et al. (Uganda and United States)

Initiation of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) at one hospital in Lesotho increases new HIV diagnoses and uptake of ART among men
V.M. Kikaya, et al. (Lesotho and United States)

Medical male circumcision improves HIV prevention services access
P. Athieno, et al. (Uganda)

Optimizing multicomponent interventions for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Cameroon: factors associated with HIV testing
J.N. Park, et al. (United States and Cameroon)

Prevalence and associated factors of anticipated risk compensation after taking up male circumcision among heterosexual male sexually transmitted diseases patients in China
Z. Wang and J. Lau (Hong Kong)

Referrals by community-based lay counselors in Mozambique increase utilization of voluntary medical male circumcision services
J. Comé, et al. (Mozambique and United States)

Sexual pleasure, reduced STIs and peer norms: underlying motivations for seeking voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in Gauteng, South Africa
D. Taljaard, et al. (South Africa)

South African stakeholder perspectives regarding ethical guidance on prevention and care in HIV vaccine trials
R. Moorhouse, et al. (Canada and South Africa)

STIs and risk behaviours for HIV transmission among people living with HIV in selected high HIV prevalence states in India: need for combination prevention approach for HIV control
T. Bhatnagar, et al. (India)

Surgical and programmatic efficiencies triple the number of clients circumcised within a year of implementation: experience from the Rwanda Defense Forces
E. Rugwizangoga, et al. (United States and Rwanda)

Publication Only

National policies and implementers' preferences sometimes contradict: VMMC provider perspectives on the scale up in 4 Sub-Saharan countries
W. Mavhu, et al. (Zimbabwe, South Africa, United States, Kenya)