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Assessing Physical Delivery of PrEP in Support of Proof of Deliverability Study Briefs

December 2012 — Implemented in Kenya and South Africa, the study Assessing Physical Delivery of PrEP in Support of Proof of Deliverability yielded two briefs. The study was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and took place December 1, 2010, until December 31, 2012.

The study was designed to:

  • Identify the most feasible and acceptable channels for delivery of antiretroviral (ARV)-based prevention products to populations at high risk of HIV infection
  • Evaluate the impact on existing health services when delivering these products 
  • Identify the additional capacity required to support product introduction

A range of ARV-based HIV prevention technologies, including oral and injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and vaginal microbicides, was explored through interviews with stakeholders; focus groups with potential end users, including adolescent women, female sex workers and discordant couples; facility assessments and a stakeholder consultation meeting. 

Study findings were introduced in an article published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society titled The Importance of Choice in the Rollout of ARV-Based Prevention to User Groups in Kenya and South Africa: A Qualitative Study.