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Guideline on the Use of Devices for Adult Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2013 Oct.

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Guideline on the Use of Devices for Adult Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention.

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2SCOPE OF THE GUIDELINE

This document provides guidance on the use of devices for adult male circumcision for HIV prevention in public health programmes in high HIV prevalence, resource-limited settings. This guideline is intended to:

  • provide countries with an evidence-based recommendation on the use of adult male circumcision devices as a method for medical MC for HIV prevention;
  • present key programmatic considerations for the introduction and use of MC devices in public health HIV prevention programmes.

This guidance is intended for use by:

  • policy- and decision-makers
  • national HIV programme managers
  • providers of medical male circumcision services
  • donors and implementing agencies.

Dissemination of the guideline

This guidance will be available electronically on the WHO web site (www.who.int/hiv/topics/malecircumcision) and the Clearinghouse for Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention web site (www.malecircumcision.org). Also, it will be sent electronically to policy-makers, to WHO Regional and Country offices and to programme managers, clinicians and researchers known to be working on the male circumcision intervention for HIV prevention. A limited number of print copies will be available on request through WHO and at national and international conferences. WHO will hold a guideline dissemination workshop in one of the East or Southern African countries and provide technical support to Member States upon request. One measure of the effectiveness of the guideline will be the uptake and safety of medical MC with device methods through monitoring in national programmes.

Updating the guideline

This guideline on the Use of devices for adult male circumcision for HIV prevention will be updated to reflect new evidence that becomes available from research, implementation and experience with scale-up. WHO will maintain contact with researchers to determine the availability of new evidence. A subgroup of the TAG will determine if the data are sufficient for full review. It is estimated another review will occur in 2014.

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Bookshelf ID: NBK189845

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