Addressing Gender to Ensure Eff ective PrEP Introduction

Author: 
OPTIONS
Other Authors: 
PEPfAR, USAID
Publication Year: 
2016
Country: 
United States of America
Published by: 
PEPFAR

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was conceived to fill the urgent need for a woman-controlled HIV prevention method. However, biomedical technology alone will not alter the underlying gender inequalities that make women and girls vulnerable to HIV. As new HIV prevention methods are rolled out, women, girls, men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender people will face barriers to product access and use that stem from cultural norms, lack of power in relationships and society, and limited access to resources. Gender analyses conducted in Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe identified ways to address these potential barriers during PrEP introduction.

http://www.nacosa.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Addressing-Gender_ARVbasedHIVprevention_MLanham.Sept2016_longversion.2.pdf

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