Implementation Initiatives and Partners

Who is Rolling out PrEP Now, How are They Doing it & Who is Funding it

USAID Microbicide Product Introduction Initiative (MPii)

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting five connected projects focused on introducing and providing access to ARV-based HIV prevention. These projects, which run from 2015-2020, focus on gender-based violence, drug resistance, creating demand, introducing new products, and models for delivering services. For a more detailed look at each of the five MPii projects, click here. And to see Tools & Resources from these projects, click here.

DREAMS Programs

Launched in 2014, the DREAMS Initiative aims to reduce the incidence of HIV by 40 percent among adolescent girls and young women by 2020. It is a collaboration between the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationGirl EffectJohnson & JohnsonGilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare.

The PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board has endorsed PrEP and launched a DREAMS Innovation Challenge, to make more resources available for PrEP.

DREAMS is operating in ten countries, five of which have included PrEP for adolescent girls and young women in their country plans to address HIV.

PEPFAR (US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief)

Working in over 60 countries, PEPFAR has transformed the global HIV/AIDS response by supporting nearly 11.5 million people with antiretroviral treatment, a 50 percent increase since 2014. This is compared with the only 50,000 people who were on treatment in sub-Saharan Africa when PEPFAR began in 2003.

PEPFAR is now supporting rollout of PrEP. Click here to explore quarterly PEPFAR data, including the “number of adults and adolescents who received PrEP”. Click here to view PEPFAR “Country Operational Plans (COPs)” which outline PEPFAR yearly plans, country-by-country. Many COPs include provisions for PrEP.

Bridge to Scale (Jilinde)

The Bridge to Scale, or Jilinde, project is an implementation science initiative that seeks to move oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from research and demonstration settings into a large-scale public health response in Kenya. Over 20,000 people at highest risk of HIV infection will receive oral PrEP, which will be integrated within existing HIV combination prevention services. This project will demonstrate the incredible potential of PrEP and generate evidence that population-level PrEP interventions are feasible and effective in low-and middle-income countries, which bear the brunt of the world’s HIV burden. Bridge to Scale began delivering PrEP in early 2017.

The project functions as a learning laboratory to identify and document the barriers and enablers to PrEP uptake. Ultimately, the project will develop an affordable, effective, sustainable and replicable model for oral PrEP scale-up.

HIV Prevention Market Manager

Through the HIV Prevention Market Manager (PMM) Project, AVAC and CHAI seek to facilitate an efficient and effective rollout of HIV prevention products. The PMM works with partners across the prevention research to rollout spectrum to expand the portfolio of options and ensure appropriate products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most. Learn more.

For resources on end user work to date, click here.

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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