VMMC : Voluntary medical circumcision of MSM

Study objectives

This study assesses the potential impact of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMC) among MSM in different settings worldwide

Modelling objectives

The objective of this study is to assess is to develop a mathematical models calibrated to different setting worldwide to:

  1. assess the population-level effectiveness of MC in preventing new HIV infections among MSM in different countries around the world
  2. determine under which conditions VMC  could be an effective HIV prevention measure for MSM
  3. assess if conducting a clinical trial of VMC among MSM would be warranted, and if so in which setting.


Lilith Whittles, MSci FIA
Imperial College London

Additional Funding

The HPTN Modelling Centre, which is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH UM1 AI068617) through HPTN partially funded this work.

L Whittles is funded by the Wellcome Trust (PhD Programme in Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Diseases at Imperial College London)