HIV Prevention Ambassador Training Package

Training Curriculum for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

The HIV Prevention Ambassador Training Package was developed to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to play a meaningful role in the rollout of PrEP in their communities. Through interactive activities, discussion, and action planning, the training prepares Ambassadors to share information with their peers about PrEP methods as part of combination HIV prevention. Ambassadors also gain skills to support peers who are interested in using PrEP and to build community support for AGYW use of PrEP. For any Ambassadors who have not been previously trained on sexual and reproductive health and rights, the training also includes foundational sessions on sexual and reproductive health, human rights, gender, violence, and HIV transmission.

This training can be implemented partially or in full by community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, ministries of health, and PrEP implementers. Trained HIV Prevention Ambassadors can also implement the training—or selected portions of it—with their peers.

The HIV Prevention Ambassador Training package includes a training manual for facilitators with essential knowledge on training topics and training session instructions. The package also includes a toolkit with colorful, 1-page handouts and worksheets in a booklet format that trained HIV Prevention Ambassadors can use to conduct peer support, community discussions, and other activities. The toolkit is designed to accompany the Ambassador Training sessions and can be translated into local languages.

The following versions of the training package are available:

HIV Prevention Ambassador Training Package for AGYW, 2019

Developed by the OPTIONS Consortium and Collective Action: Focused on oral PrEP

After field testing the training in a Zimbabwe district in 2019, the OPTIONS team observed a more than 30 percent increase in oral PrEP uptake by adolescent girls and young women. Read the field testing brief here.

HIV Prevention Ambassador Training Package for AGYW, 2nd Edition, 2021

Developed by the PROMISE and CHOICE collaborations: Focused on oral PrEP and the PrEP ring

Additional Resources: Ambassador Training One-Pager // Ambassador Training Certificate // Local Referral Directory Template // Parent and Caregiver Module

For printed copies of the HIV Prevention Ambassador Training Package, local language translations of the Ambassador Toolkit, or editable graduation certificates and/or local referral directory templates, please contact ambassadortraining@PrEPNetwork.org.

Original publication date: July 30, 2019. Updated: January 4, 2022