About the Authors

Dianna Edgil

dedgil@usaid.gov

Affiliation United States Agency for International Development, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Petra Stankard

Affiliation Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Steven Forsythe

Affiliation Futures Institute, Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States of America

Dino Rech

Affiliation Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies, Johannesburg, South Africa

Kristin Chrouser

Affiliation Jhpiego, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Tigistu Adamu

Affiliation Jhpiego, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Sameer Sakallah

Affiliation Supply Chain Management Systems, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

Anne Goldzier Thomas

Affiliation Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, United States of America

Jennifer Albertini

Affiliation United States Agency for International Development, Mbabane, Swaziland

David Stanton

Affiliation United States Agency for International Development, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Kim Eva Dickson

Affiliation World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Emmanuel Njeuhmeli

Affiliation United States Agency for International Development, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Competing Interests

During the writing of this paper, PS had a short-term (4 month) consulting contract with PSI, an international non-governmental organization implementing medical male circumcision programs. PS's consulting scope of work focused on tuberculosis programming and did not include any activities associated with their medical male circumcision programs. PS did not directly report to any individual working with these circumcision programs. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DE EN. Analyzed the data: DE PS SF SS EN. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DE PS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DE PS SF DR KC TA SS AGT JA DS KED EN. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DE PS SF DR KC TA SS AGT JA DS KED EN. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: DE PS SF DR KC TA SS AGT JA DS KED EN.