The Road to PrEP Introduction in South Africa

South Africa has been a pioneer on introducing oral PrEP as part of HIV combination prevention. From hosting numerous demonstration projects to establishing new regulatory and implementation models for oral PrEP and other PrEP products, the country’s Department of Health, implementing partners and civil society have paved the way for PrEP at home and abroad.

The timeline below captures key milestones in the PrEP introduction journey in South Africa, and offers a window into the many challenges and successes along the way.

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