Measuring Social Harms in Research and Programs on Women-Initiated HIV Prevention Methods
Recent studies of female-initiated HIV prevention products suggest experiences of social harm, including intimate partner violence (IPV), may inhibit some women’s ability to consistently use HIV prevention products. Documenting experiences of social harm is critical for women’s safety and successful use of HIV prevention. This brief summarizes how five HIV prevention trials defined and measured social harms and makes recommendations for future research and programs.
Estimating the Costs and Perceived Benefits of Oral Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Delivery in Ten Counties of Kenya: A costing and a contingent valuation study
This article from Frontiers in Reproductive Health describes the results of a study to calculate the actual costs of oral PrEP scale-up in ten counties in Kenya, including a comparison of service delivery models across regions. In addition, the study looked at factors that indicate why some individuals place a greater value on PrEP than…
HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis With Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Among Cisgender Women
This article from the Journal of the American Medical Association describes the results of a pooled analysis to measure HIV incidence among cisgender women with different adherence trajectories to oral PrEP with TDF/FTC.
Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Clinical Training for Providers
This clinical training, developed by the MOSAIC consortium for use in the CATALYST study, can be used to train providers to offer the dapivirine vaginal ring.
HIV Pre & Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Guidelines in Zambia, December 2023
This document aims to provide Ministry of Health guidance on the implementation of PEP and PrEP to prevent HIV transmission and improve overall health outcomes. This comprehensive approach reflects the commitment of all involved in combating HIV and enhancing public health.
ICAP PrEP Package for Providers: PrEParing for Choice
ICAP’s PrEP Package for Providers: PrEParing for Choice was developed by ICAP at Columbia University to promote the introduction and implementation of multiple PrEP products. The material is designed to capacitate health care teams with the knowledge and skills to counsel clients about PrEP and PrEP options, conduct effective PrEP initiation visits, and monitor and…
PrEP Communication and Demand Generation Strategy Template
This template is designed to provide an overview and outline of the different sections of a national communication or demand generation strategy. It is intended for demand generation, social behavior change (SBC), or communication focal points to apply in countries developing new PrEP or HIV prevention strategies or updating their strategies with new PrEP options.
Impact of HIV Self-testing for Oral Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Scale-up on Drug Resistance and HIV Outcomes in Western Kenya: A modelling study
This article from The Lancet HIV describes the results of a modelling exercise to evaluate the impact of HIV self-testing on oral PrEP scale-up and HIV drug resistance.
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)…
Creating Allies: Qualitative exploration of young women’s preferences for PrEP methods and parents’ role in PrEP uptake and user support in urban and rural Zambia
This article from BMC Women’s Health describes the results of a qualitative study to learn about PrEP method preferences amongst adolescent girls and young women and their parents in Zambia.