Virtual Learning Network

The PrEP Learning Network, hosted by OPTIONS, EpiC and RISE, provides national and sub-national ministries, implementing partners, community-based organizations (CBOs), and others working with PrEP around the world with the tools and resources, best practices, and opportunities to learn from others to help to advance PrEP scale-up.

Its monthly webinar series features presentations from experts in specific content areas, lessons learned and insights shared from implementing partners and government ministries, and new tools or research on specific topics related to PrEP scale-up, ranging from demand creation to continuation.

The following pages include links to register for upcoming PrEP Learning Network webinars, watch previously recorded webinars and access complementary resources, research and tools on webinar topics.

Webinars

  • PrEP Learning Network Launch Session
    Thursday, August 22
    During this first webinar session, implementing partners from three countries (Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and South Africa) shared their experiences with PrEP scale-up including current status of scale-up, successes, challenges encountered and key insights learned.
    Recording / Slides / OPTIONS Tools and Resources / Resource Sheet
  • Identifying PrEP Continuation Challenges and Approaches to Support Success
    Thursday, September 12
    Implementing partners from Kenya (Jhpiego/Jilinde) and Zimbabwe (PZAT) shared PrEP continuation challenges, successes and approaches, and speakers from Jhpiego and the Prevention Market Manager (PMM) presented findings from a recent Think Tank on defining impact and success in the context of PrEP and discuss key considerations for measuring and monitoring continued/effective use.
    Recording / Slides / Resource Sheet
  • Demand Creation: Developing an Insights-Driven Strategy
    Thursday, September 26
    Implementing partners shared recent behavior change strategies which include human-centered design and mass media approaches.
    Recording / Slides / Resource Sheet
  • From IPC to Mass Media: Developing a Media Mix for Your PrEP Communications
    Thursday, October 10
    Technical experts discussed key considerations in determining the appropriate media mix for PrEP communications, and implementing partners shared examples of tactics used to promote PrEP, including social media and peer navigation programs.
    Recording / Slides / Resource Sheet
  • Addressing Challenges and Achieving Success Integrating PrEP into Other Health Services
    Thursday, October 24
    Implementing partners and technical experts discussed the primary challenges involved with PrEP integration and provided examples of effective strategies learned from ongoing PrEP integration efforts into family planning and STI settings.
    Recording / Slides / Resource Sheet
  • Setting Targets for PrEP
    Thursday, November 21, 8:00 - 9:30 ET / 16:00 - 17:30 EAT
    Technical experts and policymakers will discuss considerations for setting PrEP targets, share examples of various tools and approaches that can be used for setting targets, and discuss lessons learned from on-the-ground experience with target setting.
    Register here.

Regional Workshop

  • Scaling Up PrEP: 2019 PrEP Learning Network Regional Workshop
    November 11-13, 2019 in Blantyre, Malawi
    Join us in Blantyre, Malawi for a cross-country, in-person interactive workshop on oral PrEP scale-up. During this three-day workshop, participants will have opportunities to share their PrEP scale-up experiences and learn from others including national and regional health departments, implementing partners, and community-based organizations. Through a combination of plenary sessions, expert presentations, panel discussions, and interactive small group sessions, we will explore common PrEP scale-up challenges and effective strategies across PrEP populations. Access the draft agenda and register here.


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    The PrEP Learning Network Regional Workshop will be hosted by:
    • Optimizing Prevention Technology Introduction on Schedule (OPTIONS), a multidisciplinary consortium, focuses on expediting and sustaining access to antiretroviral-based HIV prevention products. In recent years, OPTIONS has facilitated learning collaboratives with ministries and organizations interested in and actively rolling out PrEP to ensure learning extended beyond program and geographical boundaries.
    • Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC), a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. EpiC provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery (DSD) to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, treatment programming and viral load suppression.
    • Reaching Impact, Saturation and Epidemic Control (RISE), one of five new global, PEPFAR-funded HIV/AIDS projects in 2019, will support countries to achieve and maintain epidemic control through provision of strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery (DSD) to improve prevention, HIV case finding and treatment programming. RISE will prepare countries and LIPs to address barriers in HIV services among at-risk adult men, women and priority and key populations, optimize national and sub-national systems, and build capacity of local implementing partners, leveraging data to achieve and maintain epidemic control over the course of 5 years.