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Medical male circumcision averts new HIV infections, saves costs in Zimbabwe

Voluntary medical male circumcision may save costs in the long term and has already impacted the future of Zimbabwe’s HIV epidemic by averting new infections, according to a modeling study published in PLoS One.
Following a WHO recommendation made in 2007, more 14.5 million voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) procedures have been performed in countries with high HIV prevalence and low circumcision rates. Zimbabwe implemented the HIV prevention strategy in 2009, with 2021 target coverage levels set at 80% for men aged 15 to 29 years and 30% for boys aged 10 to 14 years, according
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