Zimbabwe

  • Research/Demonstration Projects: Zimbabwe is the site for the SAPPH-Ire PrEP demonstration project, looking at how best to roll out PrEP and ARV treatment to sex workers. Results are expected at the end of 2016. PrEP will also be incorporated into the PEPFAR-funded DREAMS initiative.
  • Drug Registration: Truvada is registered as treatment. It is not registered for prevention.
  • Policy/Regulatory: Zimbabwe AIDS prevention Program at the University of Zimbabwe has helped to move forward the discussion on PrEP access for serodiscordant couples, and helped ensure that couples counseling guidelines included specific information on helping HIV-negative individuals understand his or her risk. To adapt the HIV guidelines, the Ministry of Health has formed a committee with five subgroups, including one on PrEP. Guideline revisions are expected by mid-2016.
  • Advocacy: Activists are working in coalition to mobilize community demand and government action. Read New HIV Prevention Tools for Young Women. Is Zimbabwe prepared?
  • Country Close-Up: For a more detailed look at the landscape in Zimbabwe, click here.

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