VMMC at CROI 2016

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention was discussed in one oral session and several poster sessions at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 22-25 February 2016. The oral presentation examined traditional male circumcision and HIV as part of a session on challenges in the HIV cascade. The posters were presented along with others on HIV testing and prevention. 

Oral Abstracts Session O-15: Focus on HIV Acquisition and Challenges in the Cascade

Moderators: Beatriz Grinsztejn, Timothy H. Holtz, USA

Exploring the Effectiveness of Traditional Circumcision Practices in Preventing HIV

Michael Pickles, Anne Cori, Sian Floyd, Helen Ayles, Nulda Beyers, Peter Bock, Sarah J Fidler, Richard Hayes, Christophe Fraser, for the HPTN 071 (PopART) Study Team



Poster Session P-X3: HIV Testing and Prevention

Genital Inflammation and HIV Shedding Post-Male Circumcision in Rakai, Uganda

Eshan U. Patel, Mary K. Grabowski, Godfrey Kigozi, Ronald H. Gray, Andrew D. Redd, Allison R. Kirkpatrick, David Serwadda, Maria J. Wawer, Thomas C. Quinn, Aaron A. Tobian


Poster Session P-Y3: Modeling the (Cost) Efficiency of Testing and Prevention

Determinants of Economic Efficiency in HIV Prevention: Evidence from ORPHEA Kenya

Omar Galarraga, Richard Wamai, Sandra G. Sosa-Rubi, Mercy Mugo, David Contreras, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, Helen Nyakundi, Joseph Wang’Ombe

Global Variation in the Impact of Male Circumcision in Preventing HIV among MSM

Lilith K. Whittles, Kate M. Mitchell, Romain Silhol, Dobromir T. Dimitrov, Marie-Claude Boily