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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Programs Can Address Low HIV Testing and Counseling Usage and ART Enrollment among Young Men: Lessons from Lesotho

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(Published May, 2014)
Kikaya, V. (Author),
Skolnik, L. (Author),
Garcia, M.C. (Author),
Nkonyana, J. (Author),
Curran, K. (Author),
Ashengo, T.A. (Author),
Nathan Ford, World Health Organization, Switzerland (Editor)
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All District Hospital VMMC clients testing positive for HIV and receiving a CD4 count on the testing day began ART. Individuals not receiving a CD4 count on the same day did not return to the HIV center for treatment. Providing VMMC services communication between VMMC and ART clinics and investing in PIMA CD4 devices and reagents at integrated VMMC clinics should increase male ART enrolment

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Part of a May 2014 PLoS One Collection: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Improving Quality, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness, and Demand for Services during an Accelerated Scale-up. www.ploscollections.org/VMMC2014

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Part of a May 2014 PLoS One Collection: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Improving Quality, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness, and Demand for Services during an Accelerated Scale-up. www.ploscollections.org/VMMC2014

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Kikaya V, Skolnik L, García MC, Nkonyana J, Curran K, et al. (2014) Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Programs Can Address Low HIV Testing and Counseling Usage and ART Enrollment among Young Men: Lessons from Lesotho. PLoS ONE 9(5): e83614. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083614