MPii presents at three international conferences

September 13, 2017

MPii participated in three international conferences, presenting results from several different areas of work. At the South Africa AIDS Conference in June, OPTIONS presented posters about its iterative process to create information, education, and communication (IEC) materials for the launch of oral PrEP at sex worker sites, as well as efforts to collect additional evidence… Read more »

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MPii supports Namibia’s efforts for accelerated introduction of HIV prevention products

June 7, 2017

Since June 2016, MPii has worked closely with the USAID/Namibia mission and Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services to provide technical assistance and support for the country’s HIV prevention programs. Namibia’s National Strategic Framework (NSF) for HIV/AIDS emphasizes a comprehensive package of HIV prevention services. In July 2016, representatives from USAID/HQ and OPTIONS met… Read more »

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MPii presents at CROI 2017

February 27, 2017

OPTIONS presented two posters at CROI 2017 in February focused on modeling work in Kenya: “Cost-effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis across counties in Western Kenya” and “HIV transmission in generalized, concentrated, and mixed epidemics in Western Kenya.” GEMS also presented the poster, “Does the E138A Mutation in ASPIRE Seroconverters Affect Susceptibility to Dapivirine?”

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MPii projects share lessons learned with HIV prevention for AGYW

February 27, 2017

Regional representatives of OPTIONS, POWER, CHARISMA, and GEMS shared country experiences and lessons learned from their current MPii work about how to address HIV prevention for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Eastern and Southern Africa during “HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescent girls and young women.” Co-convened by… Read more »

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MPii showcases end-user research at HIV R4P

November 18, 2016

The five MPii projects engaged participants at the HIV Research For Prevention Conference (HIV R4P) in October with a joint satellite session titled, “Sex, Intimacy, and HIV Prevention: What do women—and their partners—really want? Incorporating end-user input and developing a market launch strategy for PrEP.” The session included presentations and a panel discussion showcasing how… Read more »

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“How to Scale Up PrEP” section launching on PrEPWatch.org

November 18, 2016

AVAC has added a new section to PrEPWatch that offers a step-by-step framework for planning the introduction of oral PrEP, country-specific PrEP updates, case studies, key players, and tools. Based on OPTIONS work in Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, the “How to Scale Up PrEP” section outlines the steps in the process of rolling out oral… Read more »

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AIDS 2016 offers young women’s perspectives in fight against HIV

August 26, 2016

The 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban was a celebration of the progress we have made in the last 16 years since the conference was last held in South Africa. Despite this progress, we know that young women around the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, are two to three times more likely to acquire HIV… Read more »

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MPii projects to host satellite session at HIV R4P

August 26, 2016

A joint MPii satellite session has been accepted by the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) Conference, which will take place in Chicago, October 17 – 21, 2016. The session titled, “Sex, Intimacy, and HIV Prevention: What do women—and their partners—really want? Incorporating end-user input and developing a market launch strategy for PrEP,” will feature partners… Read more »

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South Africa launches oral PrEP program for sex workers

August 26, 2016

On June 1, oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Test and Treat were made available for sex workers in South Africa by the National Department of Health. OPTIONS was among the many partners that supported this implementation. Eleven sites were selected for the initial implementation because they were already providing a comprehensive package of sexual reproductive… Read more »

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MPii presence at AIDS 2016

May 6, 2016

The MPii projects had two concepts accepted for AIDS 2016, which will be held in Durban, South Africa in July. Come check us out at these events: OPTIONS, USAID, and WHO will co-host a Global Village youth workshop titled, “The HIV prevention landscape for women: A look at new and emerging HIV prevention options, including… Read more »

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