PRE- EXPOSURE PROPHILAXIS (PrEP) | Programs

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PRE- EXPOSURE PROPHILAXIS (PrEP)
PRE- EXPOSURE PROPHILAXIS (PrEP) PrEP commonly known as “Truvada” is a single pill taken daily to prevent one from acquiring HIV when at a substantial ongoing risk of acquisition of HIV.

Impact Research and development organization started Provision of PrEP in 2017 among the Adolescent girls and Young women (AGYW) who were under a substantial risk of acquiring HIV under the DREAMS program in Siaya County.

This was scaled up to the Key population program and Fisher fork programs where PrEP is provided to (Females who do sex work, men who have sex with men & People who Inject drugs) and (Fishermen, “omena” driers, boat owners & any residents of the beach) respectively in both Siaya and Homabay Counties
 PrEP is a biomedical service provided in combination with behavioral and structural interventions. It is offered to individuals willing to take PrEP and are at a substantial ongoing risk of acquiring HIV.

Overall goal: To prevent one from acquisition of HIV
Currently: PrEP is provided at the Drop In Centers (DiCEs) and within communities (community Distribution).
Target Population: Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), key Populations (FSW and MSM) and Fisher Forks.
Target Area Coverage:  Siaya and Homabay Counties
Time frame: October 2019 to September 2020