Introducing Innovation: The Role of Devices in VMMC

June 30, 2016

One of the greatest opportunities for impact in prevention is to quicken the pace of scale-up for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). VMMC devices are one of the recent innovations in delivery that could assist in reaching coverage goals.

Just this month, the Journal of AIDS (JAIDS) published a special supplement on devices for VMMC. Check out the full supplement here. The collection of articles examine safety, acceptability and operations research on implementation of two devices used to assist male circumcision in adults and adolescents, PrePex and ShangRing. All articles are available as open access.

And for those attending AIDS 2016, be sure to download the VMMC roadmap available as part of the online conference programme—and for details on a number of the sessions and ways to connect via social media at the conference visit: