MPii shares experiences at ICASA and global meetings

December 20, 2017

At ICASA 2017, OPTIONS presented the poster, “Involving young people in rollout of oral PrEP: The case in Kenya.” In November, the GEMS team presented an oral session on the potential challenges that PrEP implementation may pose to HIV drug resistance emergence at the annual meeting for WHO HIVResNet, a global network advising WHO on… Read more »

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OPTIONS and WHO co-host ICASA satellite session

December 20, 2017

At ICASA 2017, held 4-9 December in Cote d’Ivoire, OPTIONS and WHO co-hosted a satellite session, titled “Making the case for PrEP for women: What we know and experiences to date.” More than 200 people attended the session, which reviewed current and new evidence about delivering oral PrEP to women, particularly adolescent girls and young… Read more »

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OPTIONS launches “Providing Oral PrEP” video series of lessons learned from demonstration project in Kenya

December 20, 2017

To foster innovation and problem-solving within oral PrEP delivery, AVAC and LVCT Health, through OPTIONS, created six short documentary videos that offer lessons learned for implementers and policymakers. The “Providing Oral PrEP” videos capture real stories from end users and providers about their experiences with oral PrEP, looking closely at several IPCP demonstration project sites… Read more »

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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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