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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    May 15, 2018

    The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV to include adolescents. Truvada was approved as an HIV prevention method in 2012 but only for individuals age 18 and older. The new approval expands this indication to include adults and adolescents at risk for HIV.

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  • Early PrEP Uptake in Africa Study Gives Support for Possibility of Wider Acceptance

    May 9, 2018

    New findings show that nearly a fifth of adults whose risk for HIV infection made them eligible for free PrEP started taking the drug within 30 days — according to a study examining the impacts of health interventions across communities in two East African countries. The study’s authors conclude that this provides further evidence that widespread roll out of PrEP to individuals at high risks for infection across resource-limited communities is feasible.

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