The PrEPWatch Resource Database offers a wide range of material on the status of PrEP as an option for biomedical HIV prevention around the world. Search this database to find step-by-step guidance for rolling out PrEP, summaries of the research to date on safety, efficacy and implementation, tools to assist planning and roll out, country updates on PrEP policy and access, and lessons learned from those efforts.
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Global Mapping of PrEP Ring Implementation Research and Programmatic Pilots
This analysis provides an overview of the 13 introduction studies that include the PrEP ring as one of the PrEP products under investigation alongside oral PrEP and/or CAB for PrEP as of November 2023. All of the PrEP ring studies are conducted in Sub-Saharan Africa and focus primarily on adolescent girls and young women (AGYW)…
Value Chain Situation Analyses
Situation analyses are an initial step in supporting national planning for the introduction and scale-up of PrEP methods. These tools can be used by policymakers or others supporting policy development for new PrEP methods (e.g., nongovernmental organizations, donors) to conduct an analysis to assess the existing situation for the introduction of the new product. Value…
Normative Guidance/Policies, Research
Quality Improvement Brief
The Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) is a component of the CATALYST study that refines and makes context-specific improvements to the enhanced service delivery package to make it scalable for delivering PrEP choice. The QIC’s multi-country design enables rich learning and problem-solving by providing QI faculty, advisors, coaches, and teams from all CATALYST countries opportunities to…
Monitoring & Evaluation
Insights Report: Communicating the PrEP Category to AGYW
PrEP Category Positioning Market Research Validation Insights from Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe This report is a comprehensive look at what was learned through validating the positioning direction. It explains the methodology, outlines country-specific reactions to the positioning direction, and distills key findings that were leveraged to adjust and refine the positioning to honor the…
How Might We Motivate Uptake of the Dual Prevention Pill? Findings from human-centered design research with potential end users, male partners, and healthcare providers
This article from Frontiers in Reproductive Health describes the results of a study to identify barriers and motivators for Dual Prevention Pill (DPP) uptake to inform the development of a DPP demand generation strategy and broader introduction efforts for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies.
Adherence, Safety, and Choice of the Monthly Dapivirine Vaginal Ring or Oral Emtricitabine Plus Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate for HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis among African Adolescent Girls and Young Women: A randomised, open-label, crossover trial
This article from the Lancet HIV assesses product adherence, safety, and choice of oral PrEP compared with the dapivirine ring among adolescent girls and young women in South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Guidelines for HIV Prevention, Testing, and Treatment of HIV in Zimbabwe, 2022
The Zimbabwe Ministry of Health has created these guidelines to advise both private and public sector stakeholders on realigning and their initiatives to provide the best HIV care to clients in an effort to end AIDS by 2030. These guidelines are in line with the new Zimbabwe Health Sector HIV and STI Strategy: 2021-2025.
Dual Prevention Pill: Market Preparation and Introduction Strategy
This strategy, updated in August 2023, is intended for donors, governments, implementing partners and civil society to inform priorities and planning for DPP rollout. The strategy describes activities required to build a cohesive body of evidence and recommends an approach to DPP introduction to focus efforts. Where possible, activities will be embedded into existing programs…
Demand Creation/Marketing, Financing & Costing, Normative Guidance/Policies, Research, Supply Chain Management
Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s Experiences with Disclosing Oral PrEP or Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Use: A multi-country qualitative analysis
This article from AIDS and Behavior explores adolescent girls and young women’s experiences in disclosing use of oral PrEP and the dapivirine vaginal ring in South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Baseline Preferences for Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) or Dapivirine Intravaginal Ring for HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe (MTN-034/IPM-045 Study)
This journal article from PLOS ONE explored baseline preferences for oral PrEP or the dapivirine ring for AGYW (adolescent girls and young women) in South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Monitoring & Evaluation