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Lesotho: Cost and Impact of Male Circumcision
In support of efforts to scale up male circumcision (MC) in PEPFAR programs, readily available data have been applied to estimate the potential cost and impact of scaling up medical MC services in Lesotho to reach 80 percent of adult and newborn males by 2015. The results presented here are illustrative and for only one possible scenario; they can be modified to reflect a variety of possible policies at the country level. Key conclusions from this initial scenario are that scaling up the program would result in averting more than 121,000 adult HIV infections over the time period 2009 to 2025, would result in cumulative net savings of more than US$618 million over the same time period, and would require more than 177,000 MCs to be performed in the peak year (2012).