VMMC at CROI 2015

Webcasts, abstracts, and posters on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2015) are available on the conference website through the links below. Held in Seattle, Washington, USA, 23-26 February, the conference included one session, eight presentations, and five posters about VMMC for HIV prevention. Evidence of the impact of scale-up on HIV in Uganda, progress in priority countries, and the acceptability of devices were among the highlights of these VMMC presentations.

Themed Discussion — Circumcision: Evolving Knowledge and Practice

Session Introduction
Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Discussion Leader

Mobile VMMC Teams in Tanzania See Older Clients and Have Higher Followup Rates
Presented by Augustino M. Hellar et al. (Tanzania and United States)

High Acceptability of PrePex™ Device in Routine Programmatic Settings in Rwanda
Presented by Eugene Rugwizangoga et al. (Rwanda and United States)

Potential Protection from HIV Transmission by Penile Cuttings in Papua New Guinea
Presented by Ivy H. Shih et al. (Australia and Papua New Guinea)

HSV-2 Shedding From Male Circumcision Wounds among HIV-Infected Men
Presented by Mary K. Grabowski et al. (United States and Uganda)

Self-Selection of Circumcision Acceptors, Risk Compensation and Effectiveness of Circumcision among Service Recipients, Rakai, Uganda
Presented by Joseph Kagaayi et al. (Uganda and United States)

Session Q&A and Conclusion
Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Discussion Leader

Oral Presentations

Medical Male Circumcision of HIV-Infected Men Reduces Long-Term Penile HIV Shedding
Presented by Jordyn L. Manucci et al. (United States and Uganda)

Impact of Male Circumcision Scale-Up on Community-Level HIV Incidence in Rakai, Uganda
Presented by Xiangrong Kong et al. (United States and Uganda)

From Equipoise to Efficacy to Millions Reached with Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention
Presented by Anne Thomas for Jason Reed (United States)


Male Circumcision: Association with HIV Prevalence Knowledge and Attitudes among Women
Bertran Auvert et al. (France and South Africa)

Lower Odds of HIV among Circumcised MSM in China and Interaction with Anal Sexual Role
Han-Zhu Qian et al. (United States and China)

Client Experiences of Odor Associated with PrePex™ Device Male Circumcision in Botswana
Adrian Musiige et al. (Botswana and United States)

Penile Cytokines Correlate with HIV Target Cells and Decrease after Circumcision in Rakai Uganda
Jessica L. Prodger et al. (Canada, United States, Uganda)

HIV Shedding from Male Circumcision Wounds in Rakai Uganda
Aaron A. R. Tobian et al. (United States and Uganda)