Medical male circumcision coverage in Rakai, Uganda

Xiangrong Kong, Godfrey Kigozi, Joseph Ssekasanvu, Fred Nalugoda, Gertrude Nakigozi, Larry W. Chang, Carl Latkin, David Serwadda, Maria J. Wawer, Ronald H. Gray

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Abstract

We assessed medical male circumcision (MMC) scale-up in Rakai, Uganda using population-based surveys during 2007-2014. MMC coverage increased from 28.5 to 52.0%. Coverage was initially lower in 15-19-year-olds but increased in 2014, was higher in married men and in trading communities, and lowest in the sexually inactive. Coverage did not vary by self-perceived risk of HIV or HIV serostatus. Increasing generalized coverage suggested that MMC became normative, but coverage falls short of WHO/Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) 80% targets, indicating the need for demand generation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-737
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 13 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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