This study has two phases. It will be conducted in one site in CT only. Phase I is to enumerate interest in PrEP uptake among young South African women exposed to a culturally-appropriate social marketing campaign. This enumeration will also serve as a recruitment strategy for a cohort with open-label PrEP access in Phase II. The cohort will assess PrEP acceptability and adherence among 200 HIV-uninfected young women who are offered open-label daily oral PrEP and randomized to receive or not receive a short term cash incentive conditional on study drug adherence.
Assesses women’s preferences for using microbicides and PrEP through demonstration projects with strategic pilots of delivery strategies, first with oral PrEP. Project will characterize choice, uptake, early adherence and identify cost-effective delivery models, including assessment of repeat HIV testing, decision-making within partnerships, and the interface with reproductive health services.
ACCESS PrEP blog series: Oral PrEP health providers have their say - opinions, thoughts and experiences
Determinants of heterosexual men's demand for long-acting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV in urban South Africa
BACKGROUND: Heterosexual men in South Africa are a large key population to exposure to HIV, yet preferences for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among this population have not, to date, been investigated in the literature.
There’s power in OPTIONS: Recent developments from the project that is optimizing HIV prevention technology introduction on schedule
“We know that life-changing HIV prevention solutions are available, but it’s critical to think strategically about how an innovation like PrEP is meaningful to our priority users. By understanding who our user is, what is important to them, and how PrEP can be positioned as useful and beneficial, we can help create an enabling environment for PrEP uptake.” - Briana Ferrigno, McCann Health
Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a new HIV prevention method that offers more than 90 percent protection when taken correctly. The OPTIONS Consortium, in collaboration with the South African National Department of Health, created five short, powerful videos that encourage PrEP as an acceptable HIV prevention method for adolescent girls and young women.