Public Service Announcements

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a new HIV prevention method that offers more than 90 percent protection when taken correctly. The OPTIONS Consortium, in collaboration with the South African National Department of Health, created five short, powerful videos that encourage PrEP as an acceptable HIV prevention method for adolescent girls and young women.

The videos were crafted to position PrEP as more than just a pill, but as a source of aspiration, empowerment and independence. The videos feature talented actresses from the popular MTV Shuga: Down South series and answer critical questions about HIV testing, combination prevention, PrEP side effects, PrEP stigma and PrEP adherence.

PrEP: I Test, I Stand Strong

Topic: HIV Testing

PrEP: I Choose Combinations That Work for Me

Topic: Combination Prevention

PrEP: Mild Side Effects? It’s No Contest, I Choose PrEP.

Topic: PrEP Side Effects

PrEP: I Choose Protection, I Choose Control, I Choose My Future. No Apologies.

Topic: PrEP Stigma

PrEP: I’m the Developer of My Dreams. I’ve Got This. I Can Do It.

Topic: PrEP Adherence

This video series is made possible by the generous assistance from the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with PEPFAR. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. To learn more about PrEP, please visit:

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