pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
Evaluating the potential impact and cost-effectiveness of dapivirine vaginal ring pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention
Reaching at-risk women for PrEP delivery: What can we learn from clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa?
How can programmes better support female sex workers to avoid HIV infection in Zimbabwe? A prevention cascade analysis
USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) and the Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) are excited to announce the launch of “V”, a human-centered design approach to addressing challenges in uptake and adherence for oral PrEP among adolescent girls and young women. “V” is designed to combine innovations in product packaging — such as a starter kit to spark interest in oral PrEP initiation that includes a pill case designed to look like lip gloss — with private sector advertising and marketing approaches to encourage demand and reinforce adherence.
When I began caring for people with HIV in the early 1980s, the disease was usually a death sentence. We had no drugs to fight the virus, and most of our patients died within months to a year. It wasn’t until 1996 that a combination of drugs known as the “anti-HIV cocktail” was able to suppress the virus and improve patients’ health. So it was noteworthy when at a major AIDS meeting in Seattle this month, researchers made the announcement: For the second time in history, a man had been cured of HIV.
The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI 2019 will be held from March 4 to March 7, 2019, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
Public dissemination of tools that have been created for existing PrEP demonstration projects aimed at guiding PrEP implementation for different populations can facilitate the development of ongoing and future efforts. They provide a framework upon which project coordinators can model their own programs, generate ideas for educational and marketing materials, and provide key guidance on opportunities and challenges, among a range of other benefits.