Monitoring and evaluation enables programs to track targets for the project against what is actually happening and provides insights for program improvement. You will need to develop an appropriate an M&E system for your program. Figuring out what that system is involved balancing the need for a wide range of information about PrEP uptake, continuation, adherence, and infection with the feasibility of collecting and compiling those data. The intensity of data collection may change as programs go to scale.
Information collection systems
Monitoring systems collect data to help track actual performance versus targets for a project. Depending on the size of the program, systems can collect detailed, individual data or broader aggregate data. For example, the data collection capacity of a local, small-scale program can be much more targeted and specific than that of a far-reaching, national level program. Information collection systems provide the raw data, (the “what”), that feed into a deeper understanding of programs (the “why”). Programs should design their collection systems based on their realistic capacity to collect and analyze data, and use existing tools and indicators where possible.
Evaluation facilitates understanding of why the data are showing specific findings. If there is a trend of individuals discontinuing PrEP use, evaluations can illuminate the causes behind the discontinuation.
ICAP Daily Oral PrEP M&E Package
The daily oral PrEP M&E package was developed by ICAP at Columbia University to support the implementation and assessment of PrEP. As the use of PrEP is an evolving area, it is expected that these documents will require updating over time as new information regarding PrEP arises and implementation experiences accumulate.
2. PrEP Facility Record
This tool serves as a PrEP patient medical record to be maintained at the health facility providing PrEP.
3. PrEP Patient Register
This tool provides a summary of key longitudinal information for each patient from the PrEP Facility Record.
4. PrEP Monthly Summary Form
This tool provides a template for routine monthly aggregate reporting on PrEP services for facilities. Aggregate numbers can be calculated from information recorded on the PrEP Patient Register.
5. PrEP Quarterly Cohort Report
This tool includes a worksheet and summary reporting template for calculating and reporting PrEP patient outcomes, such as retention and follow-up HIV testing.
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.
At least 309,525 people have started to take PrEP in 68 countries, but 71 percent of PrEP users are in North America, according to a global analysis presented by AVAC to the HIVR4P conference in Madrid.
The OPTIONS Consortium has created a new five-part video series, Demand Creation for PrEP, focused on demand creation for HIV prevention behaviors drawn from the OPTIONS led 2018 AIDS Pre-Conference event, Insight to Impact.