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Wednesday16November
08:00 GMT

Global data shows that men living with HIV, in all their diversity, are less likely than women to know their HIV status, less likely to initiate ART, less likely to remain engaged in care, and less likely to be virally suppressed. Oral PrEP is recommended under one of the five key HIV prevention pillars and is a prevention option for people at substantial risk for HIV infection. Providing access to PrEP is one of the five strategies to meet global targets to reduce the number of new HIV infections to under 370 000 by 2025. However, even after more than a decade since the first efficacy evidence for oral PrEP was reported, PrEP uptake globally has been inadequate, and global PrEP targets have been missed. A further look into PrEP data indicates that access to PrEP is still highly concentrated in a fairly small number of countries. Even within countries with widespread PrEP access, inequalities have emerged. Overcoming PrEP scale-up barriers will require further understanding and addressing them first. This webinar will focus on men and PrEP.

Agenda

  1. Welcome and introduction, Lycias Zembe, UNAIDS, 5 minutes
  2. Heather-Marie Schmidt, WHO and UNAIDS – Updated WHO guidelines on PrEP (emphasis on men), 10 minutes
  3. Shawn Malone – Results and lessons from research and piloting on PrEP for heterosexual men in South Africa – 10 minutes
  4. Q&A – 15 Minutes
  5. Luis Gomez – PrEP in Guatemala. A community initiative targeting MSM, Guatemala -10 minutes
  6. Lackey Kawanga – HIV Prevention Indexing: Finding men living with HIV and men at high HIV risk through their AGYW sexual partners on PrEP, Zambia – 10 minutes
  7. Danvic Rosadiño – Demand generation and adaptations for Men and PrEP, Philippines – 10 minutes
  8. Q&A – 15 minutes
  9. Closing remarks, Wole Ameyan, WHO, 5 minutes