A pilot study to assess the feasibility and acceptability of introducing medical male circumcision in public sector health facility users in KwaZulu-Natal as part of a comprehensive HIV risk reduction package.

Rogerio Phili, Quarraisha Abdool-Karim, CC Jinabhai


The study will assess the feasibility and acceptability of the programmatic implementation of a comprehensive integrated male focused HIV prevention strategy comprising PIVCT, MMC to HIV uninfected males and immediate ART to HIV positive males wishing to undergo MMC at three settings: GP rooms, district hospital and the community health centre. Participants will be monitored for surgical complications, medical, infection and behavioural status at regular intervals over a period of one year post intervention. Observations to inform policy and relevant guidelines for efficient scale-up of the intervention will then be made.