The ring introduction framework highlights anticipated strengths, challenges, and key questions regarding introduction of the dapivirine ring in sub-Saharan Africa. It can be used by policymakers, implementers, and others planning for introduction of the dapivirine ring and other biomedical HIV prevention methods. The framework is based on several inputs including secondary research, interviews with key stakeholders in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe, and perspectives from participants in the OPTIONS, PROMISE and CHOICE projects on the experience with oral PrEP.
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.
Country Planning for Product Introduction Matrix
AVAC’s Country Planning for Product Introduction Matrix tracks the regulatory status of cabotegravir for PrEP and the dapivirine vaginal ring, along with related late stage clinical trials and implementation research, procurement plans, and oral PrEP provision across lower and middle income countries.
Global Acute HIV Infection Algorithm Job Aids for Providers
These job aids can assist providers in ruling out HIV infection by offering guidance through three steps: HIV testing, HIV recent exposure assessment: determining need for PEP instead of PrEP, and acute HIV infection assessment. The job aids cover ruling out HIV acquisition for new or returning adherent or non-adherent clients using oral PrEP, PrEP…
Integrated Study Dashboard
This dashboard, produced under the BioPIC project, reflects all currently known activities relating to implementation research, modelling, clinical research, and landscaping for new late stage biomedical HIV PrEP options, including cabotegravir for PrEP and the dapivirine vaginal ring. To update or add any activities missing from the dashboard, or if you have questions on using…
Global Healthcare Provider Training Package for the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring
This training manual was developed by the International Partnership for Microbicides and can be adapted for contexts where the dapivirine vaginal ring is being offered. To help us understand who is using these materials, so we can ensure they remain as relevant and helpful as possible, we kindly ask anyone downloading the materials to complete…
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Providing the PrEP Ring to Pregnant and Breastfeeding People (French)
These clinical guidelines support implementers to provide the PrEP ring to pregnant and breastfeeding people (PBFP). For the full Clinical Guidelines and Training Package for PrEP for PBFP, click here. This document is in French. For the English version, please click here.
Shaping and Strengthening Markets for a New Era of Choice-based HIV/SRH Programming: Lessons from HIV & FP product introduction Report
This report was from the BioPIC Think Tank, Shaping and Strengthening Markets for a New Era of Choice-based HIV/SRH Programming: Lessons from HIV & FP product introduction. As new HIV prevention products move closer to entering the market, there is an opportunity to design choice-based programs that apply lessons and successes from HIV and FP…
Shaping and Strengthening Markets for a New Era of Choice-based HIV/SRH Programming: Lessons from HIV & FP product introduction Slides
These slides were featured at the BioPIC Think Tank, Shaping and Strengthening Markets for a New Era of Choice-based HIV/SRH Programming: Lessons from HIV & FP product introduction. As new HIV prevention products move closer to entering the market, there is an opportunity to design choice-based programs that apply lessons and successes from HIV and…
Guidance: Standard Operating Procedures for Addressing Partner Relationships and Gender-Based Violence in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Services
Standard Operating Procedure Guidance Evidence has shown that intimate partner violence (IPV) may act as a barrier to accessing HIV services, including PrEP services. IPV is associated with lower PrEP uptake and adherence and increased PrEP interruption among cisgender women. Although cisgender women have made up the majority of participants in research on PrEP and…