Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC)

Male circumcision is the surgical removal of some or all of the foreskin  from the penis. Male circumcision provides only partial protection, and therefore should be only one element of a comprehensive HIV prevention package. Circumcised men can still become infected with the virus and, if HIV-positive, can infect their sexual partners. Promoting and providing safe male circumcision does not replace other interventions to prevent heterosexual transmission of HIV but provides an additional strategy.

Publications in this section provide an understanding of how Male Circumcision helps prevent HIV infection and its impact and implications in Zimbabwe's HIV prevention programmes.

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