Science Speaks hosted a series of Question & Answer-style interviews with major players in the effort to reduce HIV incidence via scaling up medical male circumcision (MC) in sub-Saharan Africa. The series includes compelling interviews with Dr. Caroline Ryan of the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Jhpiego’s Kelly Curran, African journalist Kennedy Gondwe, and the MC program lead at the Tanzania Ministry of Health. Content highlights include how male circumcision outreach has spurred treatment demand in Kenya, plus a special update from the PEPFAR Swaziland team on the accelerated saturation innitiative starting up now.
Clinical trials have shown MC protects males by up to 60 percent from contracting HIV during vaginal sex. For more information, check out the Center’s recent report “Medical Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention – Follow the Evidence: The case for aggressive scale up.”
Links to the individual posts in the series are below.
- Male circumcision outreach spurs treatment demand in Kenya
- Swaziland embarks on ambitious plan to circumcise 80 percent of men 18 to 49 this year
- Tanzania Ministry of Health rep describes effort to circumcise 2.8 million men
- African journalist Gondwe reflects on reporting on his own circumcision
- OGAC’s Dr. Caroline Ryan discusses PEPFAR male circumcision efforts
- Jhpiego’s Kelly Curran discusses efforts to scale up male circumcision