Early Infant Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Considerations for Policy, Safety, Cost, Acceptability and Demand is an important collection of articles focused on infant medical male circumcision as an approach to sustain the HIV prevention gains made from adult voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).
According to editor-in-chief of the journal, James D. Shelton, “Early infant male circumcision will substantially help us achieve an AIDS-free and possibly an HIV-free generation, but EIMC has many other health benefits as well. Highlighting promising programming approaches to advance EIMC is entirely aligned with the mission of Global Health: Science and Practice.”
The ten articles in this collection offer insight into a few country experiences with introduction of EIMC services, and highlight important considerations for policy, service delivery, costs and demand creation.
“If we are to win the war against HIV/AIDS we have to use all the weapons at our disposal. UNICEF wholeheartedly supports medical male circumcision as one of these weapons, when carried out correctly, by health professionals. With strong action now we can bring this scourge under control within this generation.” – Chewe Luo, UNICEF Associate Director, Programmes, and Chief of HIV/AIDS.