A snapshot of PrEP scale-up, registration and resources for Namibia.

  • 52,000-53,000
    Estimated Cumulative Number of People Initiating PrEP

    Aggregates numbers reported from demonstration projects, PEPFAR dashboard and program/country reports where available. This is presented as a range due to difficulty in tracking precise numbers and possible double reporting.

  • 28,460
    PEPFAR PrEP Target in COP 2022

    Targets are set by PEPFAR country teams on an annual basis. Targets do not indicate funding is available for PrEP.

Data Updated: April 11, 2022

Drug Registration Status

  • Gilead's Truvada (TDF/FTC) registration
  • Generic versions of TDF/FTC for prevention
  • Viiv’s Apretude (CAB for PrEP) Registration
    Not approved
  • IPM’s Dapivirine Ring Registration
    Not approved

Types of Projects

  • Demonstration projects — which road-test the use of new options in real-world settings—not in a trial site. They have a formal evaluation component that is designed to address specific elements of introduction such as infrastructure needs and ways individuals can integrate it into daily activities
  • Implementation project — funded/implementer involvement and investment in some or all steps related to comprehensive introduction that may or may not use government clinics as the primary service delivery point
  • National level — PrEP availability in government clinics

Policy Framework



Eligibility Criteria

Any sexually active HIV-negative person at substantial risk of acquiring HIV. Those at high risk include but not limited to the following:

  • HIV negative people in serodiscordant relationships with a partner who is not confirmed as virologically
    suppressed (VL < 40 copies/ml)
  • All HIV negative people in serodiscordant relationships, regardless of VL of the partner, who want to conceive
  • Partner(s) of unknown HIV status
  • Recent/ recurrent STIs
  • Multiple and/ or concurrent sexual partners
  • History of inconsistent or no condom use
  • Recurrent PEP users
  • History of sex whilst under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs
[Note: PrEP should always be taken as an additional prevention strategy in combination with a comprehensive prevention package]

Resources for Namibia