A Framework for Scaling Up PrEP

A step-by-step framework for planning the introduction of PrEP


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Building a program to introduce PrEP effectively requires action on many levels. Some steps need to be done in sequence, others can be done simultaneously. This framework outlines the steps in this process, from creating the right policies to establishing a reliable supply chain, to measuring program quality.

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Use the links above to get information on each step.

Ready to start introducing PrEP? The OPTIONS team has developed a "Situational Analysis Toolkit" to help you begin planning for PrEP introduction in your context. Click here to download these tools and help get you on your way! (Introduction, Step 1: Data Collection, 2: PrEP Planning, 3: Summary Findings).


Last updated February 9, 2017.

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    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

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    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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