Table of Contents: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: The Cost, Impact, and Challenges of Accelerated Scale-Up in Southern and Eastern Africa


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A UNAIDS and PEPFAR Collection

This sponsored collection of nine new articles, includes four reviews and five research articles, published in PLoS Medicine and PLoS ONE, in conjunction with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The collection highlights how scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in eastern and southern Africa can help prevent HIV, not only at individual but also at community and population level, as well as leading to substantial cost savings for countries as a result of averted treatment and care costs. The views expressed in this collection are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Government and UNAIDS.

Produced with support from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The PLoS Medicine editors have sole editorial responsibility for the content of this collection.


Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Strategies for Meeting the Human Resource Needs of Scale-Up in Southern and Eastern Africa

Kelly Curran, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Andrew Mirelman, Kim Dickson, Tigistu Adamu, Peter Cherutich, Hally Mahler, Bennett Fimbo, Thembisile Khumalo Mavuso, Jennifer Albertini, Laura Fitzgerald, Naomi Bock, Jason Reed, Delivette Castor, David Stanton

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Translating Research into the Rapid Expansion of Services in Kenya, 2008–2011

Zebedee Mwandi, Anne Murphy, Jason Reed, Kipruto Chesang, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Kawango Agot, Emma Llewellyn, Charles Kirui, Kennedy Serrem, Isaac Abuya, Mores Loolpapit, Regina Mbayaki, Ndungu Kiriro, Peter Cherutich, Nicholas Muraguri, John Motoku, Jack Kioko, Nancy Knight, Naomi Bock

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Matching Demand and Supply with Quality and Efficiency in a High-Volume Campaign in Iringa Region, Tanzania

Hally R. Mahler, Baldwin Kileo, Kelly Curran, Marya Plotkin, Tigistu Adamu, Augustino Hellar, Sifuni Koshuma, Simeon Nyabenda, Michael Machaku, Mainza Lukobo-Durrell, Delivette Castor, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Bennett Fimbo

Research Articles

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Modeling the Impact and Cost of Expanding Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa

Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Steven Forsythe, Jason Reed, Marjorie Opuni, Lori Bollinger, Nathan Heard, Delivette Castor, John Stover, Timothy Farley, Veena Menon, Catherine Hankins

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Framework Analysis of Policy and Program Implementation in Eastern and Southern Africa

Kim E. Dickson, Nhan T. Tran, Julia L. Samuelson, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Peter Cherutich, Bruce Dick, Tim Farley, Caroline Ryan, Catherine A. Hankins

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Circumcision Self-Report and Physical Examination Findings in Lesotho

Anne Goldzier Thomas, Bonnie Robin Tran, Marcus Cranston, Malerato Cecilia Brown, Rajiv Kumar, Matsotetsi Tlelai

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Logistics, Commodities, and Waste Management Requirements for Scale-Up of Services

Dianna Edgil, Petra Stankard, Steven Forsythe, Dino Rech, Kristin Chrouser, Tigistu Adamu, Sameer Sakallah, Anne Goldzier Thomas, Jennifer Albertini, David Stanton, Kim Eva Dickson, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Challenges of Costing Demand Creation in Eastern and Southern Africa

Jane T. Bertrand, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Steven Forsythe, Sarah K. Mattison, Hally Mahler, Catherine A. Hankins