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.

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

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    March 9, 2018

    There’s no question that a simple regimen of a single daily pill can slash HIV infections in people at risk. But although millions of people around the world could benefit, only 200,000 are prescribed PrEP, and 75 percent of them are in the United States. The disparity was the focus of anguished discussions this week at the largest annual US HIV/AIDS conference.

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  • Mapping PrEP: First ever data on PrEP users across the US

    March 6, 2018

    The Center for AIDS Research at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health produces interactive online maps with visualized data on different aspects of the US HIV epidemic, and its prevention and treatment response, at This set of maps and statistics focuses on PrEP use nationally and by state from 2012-2016.

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