How to Scale Up PrEP

Oral PrEP is gaining momentum worldwide. More and more countries are approving it for daily use — and global demand is growing!

Introducing PrEP is a complex process, and there's no single mold for an effective program. But this section of PrEPWatch is a great place to start. Here you will find three sections to help navigate PrEP introduction.

A Framework for Scaling up PrEP

This section outlines the steps involved for introducing oral PrEP and provides links to specific tools and resources for the following steps:

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Implementation Initiatives and Partners

On this page you will find information and resources about oral PrEP programs being implemented now and the organizations funding them. These resources comprise a storehouse of tools developed by existing PrEP programs made available here for the planning and implementation of future programs.

Country Updates

This section include updates from national governments and in-country partners around the globe working toward PrEP access. And get an in-depth look at PrEP roll out on the ground, with close-ups from the leaders in PrEP access in Africa — Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Lessons from the Field

As oral PrEP rolls out in Eastern and Southern Africa, implementers are facing and overcoming real world obstacles. Lessons from the Field brings you these stories. Come here to learn from others, sharpen insights and find useful resources. Together, we will make HIV prevention and the implementation of PrEP smart, efficient and effective.

Visit these pages regularly as we will be adding resources on an ongoing basis.


Last updated March 21, 2017.

News Spotlight

  • PrEPcost.org Launches

    November 8, 2017

    This site matches individuals who are interested in PrEP to eligible health plans and provides comparative pricing. PrEPcost.org is designed for both PrEP users and health care providers to make it easy to navigate the insurance options and find the best plans available.

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  • Health Dept to Place New HIV Prevention at Uni

    September 26, 2017

    iafrica.com reports on a decision by South Africa’s Department of Health to roll out PrEP to its university system. An initiative of the Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS) is making PrEP available to students for the first time. PrEP will be available in 11 clinics at seven universities. Up to now, government programs have been aimed at reaching sex workers and men who have sex with men.

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