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 in Kenya where LVCT Health offers oral PrEP.
Launched at ICASA 2017, these videos were the Global Health feature article in The New York Times. Each video consists of a short case study of thematic challenges that emerged during the course of demonstration project. Oral PrEP users share their experiences, while program staff and providers describe tactics they developed, such as responsive counseling, peer support, and high-impact engagement with the community, to overcome those challenges and support oral PrEP use among those who need it. By capturing what helps or interferes with a woman’s uptake and adherence to oral PrEP, OPTIONS hopes to offer guidance for future HIV prevention product introduction efforts.