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.
- PrEP Learning Network Launch Session
Thursday, August 22
During this first webinar session, implementing partners from three countries (Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and South Africa) will share 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) will share PrEP continuation challenges, successes, and approaches, and speakers from Jhpiego and the Prevention Market Manager (PMM) will present 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
- Demand Creation: Developing an Insight-Driven Strategy
Thursday, September 26, 9:00 - 10:30 ET / 16:00 - 17:30 EAT
Implementing partners will share recent behavior change strategies which include human-centered design and mass media approaches. Register here.
- From IPC to Mass Media: Developing a Media Mix for Your PrEP Communications
Thursday, October 10, 9:00 – 10:30 ET / 16:00 – 17:30 EAT
Technical experts will discuss key considerations in determining the appropriate media mix for PrEP communications, and implementing partners will share examples of tactics used to promote PrEP, including social media and peer navigation programs. Register here.
- Addressing Challenges and Achieving Success Integrating PrEP into Other Health Services
Thursday, October 24, 9:00 – 10:30 ET / 16:00 – 17:30 EAT
Implementing partners and technical experts will discuss the primary challenges involved with PrEP integration and provide examples of effective strategies learned from ongoing PrEP integration efforts into family planning and STI settings. Register here.
- 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.