Gissenge J I Lija

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BACKGROUND Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a critical HIV prevention tool. Since 2007, sub-Saharan African countries with the highest prevalence of HIV have been mobilizing resources to make VMMC available. While implementers initially targeted adult men, demand has been highest for boys under age 18. It is important to understand how male(More)
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) decreases the risk for female-to-male HIV transmission by approximately 60%, and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is supporting the scale-up of VMMC for adolescent and adult males in countries with high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and low coverage of male circumcision. As(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated a demand creation intervention to increase voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) uptake among men aged 20-34 years in Tanzania, to maximise short-term impact on HIV incidence. METHODS A cluster-randomised controlled trial stratified by region was conducted in 20 outreach sites in Njombe and Tabora regions. The sites were(More)
Objective: We evaluated a demand-creation intervention to increase voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) uptake among men aged 20–34 years in Tanzania, to maximise short-term impact on HIV incidence. Methods: A cluster randomized controlled trial stratified by region was conducted in 20 outreach sites in Njombe and Tabora regions. The sites were(More)
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