VMMC at IAS 2015

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) was highlighted in more than 20 presentations and posters at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment & Prevention (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada, from 19 to 22 July.

To find abstracts, posters, slides, and webcasts about VMMC, search for the following abstracts by number in the conference's programme-at-a-glance. 

Plenary Session

MOPL0106      Treatment as prevention versus other biomedical prevention: contrasting implementation challenges
Presenter: F. Venter, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa

Oral Abstract Sessions

MOACO3 HIV Prevention Interventions and Missed Opportunities for Prevention

MOAC01LB      Increasing uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) among men aged 20-34 years in Njombe & Tabora regions, Tanzania: a cluster randomised controlled trial 
Presenter: Hally Mahler, Jhpiego/Tanzania

TUAC01           HIV Prevention and Behavioural Economics: Where the Money Is?

TUAC0101LB   The effect of conditional economic compensation and lottery-based rewards on uptake of medical male circumcision in Kenya: a randomized trial
Presenter: H Thirumurthy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

Poster Presentations

MOPEC403 – Satisfaction and discomfort in PrePex device circumcision in Mozambique: programmatic implications

MOPEC404 – Using continuous quality improvement approaches and service data to improve management of adverse effects and follow-up of circumcised volunteers: the TASO experience

MOPEC405 – Safety, feasibility, and acceptability of the PrePex device for adult male circumcision in Malawi

MOPEC406 – Effectiveness of a quality improvement strategy on the quality of voluntary male medical circumcision services: the Ugandan experience

MOPEC407 – Satisfaction with receiving voluntary medical male circumcision services in Nyanza, Kenya: a cross-sectional survey

MOPEC408 – Scaling up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services for HIV prevention in South Western region of Uganda

MOPEC409 – Projected costs and impacts of increasing coverage of 20- to 29-year-olds as voluntary medical male circumcision is scaled up in Zimbabwe

MOPEC410 – Male circumcision and foreskin cutting practices may explain regional variations in HIV prevalence in Papua New Guinea

MOPEC412 – Impact and cost of including adolescents ages 10-19 in programs to scale up voluntary medical male circumcision in South Africa

MOPEC413 – A sport-based intervention to increase uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision among adolescent male students in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: process evaluation

MOPEC414 – Association of demographics and sexual risk behaviour with adverse events among men accessing medical male circumcision in Ekurhuleni North, South Africa

MOPEC415 – Improving quality of voluntary medical male circumcision services thorough mentorship and coaching: an experience of East Central Uganda

MOPEC439 – The role of male circumcision and antiretroviral drugs in the evolution of the HIV and HSV-2 epidemics in Orange Farm (South Africa) between 2002 and 2012 (ANRS-12126 -12285)

MOPEC483 – Economic incentives to increase demand for voluntary medical male circumcision in Kenya: qualitative interviews with participants in a randomized controlled trial

MOPED 685 – Use of novel geographic information systems (GIS) improves planning, delivery, and tracking of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) scale up in Tanzania

MOPED706 – HIV prevention research & development funding trends 2000-2014: investment priorities to fund innovation in an evolving global health and development landscape

MOPED 755 – Using the community score card approach to assess the quality of HIV/AIDS service delivery in public health facilities in Uganda

TUPEC535 – Understanding opportunities for HIV prevention and care for street connected children and youth in western Kenya

TUPEC539 – Towards adolescent friendly voluntary medical male circumcision services: older adolescents report relatively less satisfaction with counseling

TUPED 779 – Overcoming burden of seasonality in scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision: a case study from Tanzania

TUPED 819 – Parents' views and acceptability of early infant male circumcision (EIMC) integrated into maternal child health (MCH) services in Iringa, Tanzania

Published Abstracts

PUB004 – The tip of the iceberg: impact of asymptomatic STI's on immune cells in the male foreskin

PUB030 – Outcome evaluation of the Safe Love campaign in Zambia using propensity score matching: positive effects on condom use and HIV testing behaviors