DSD for HIV prevention
DSD can be applied to HIV prevention. One example of DSD for HIV prevention is the provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
Whilst at least 78 countries now offer PrEP, we failed to meet UNAIDS global target of three million active PrEP users by the end of 2020. AVAC’s Global PrEP tracker estimated that just over 773,000 people were accessing PrEP by the end of September 2020.
A DSD for HIV prevention approach to PrEP adapts the building blocks in order to support initiation and early PreP as well as maintenance on PrEP. Using the building blocks, PrEP services can be separated into i) PrEP screening, initiation and early follow-up (0-3 months) and ii) PrEP continuation (3+ months).
Prevention models in action
Peer-led approaches for reaching female sex workers in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, PrEP was piloted at drop-in centres (DICs), which provide female sex workers with comprehensive HIV care and treatment services. These service users have now become ambassadors for PrEP, working through existing peer-educator community sexual and social networks to find and reach those not yet served by the health system.
Community-led PrEP delivery for men who have sex with men and transgender people in Thailand
In Thailand, key population-led health services (KPLHS) are services that are identified, designed and delivered by trained members of key populations and other lay health providers. Services include PrEP counselling, HIV and STI testing and dispensation of free PrEP.
Taking PrEP online: Project PrEP in South Africa
Project PrEP aims to strengthen demand, uptake and retention for comprehensive HIV prevention services, including oral PrEP, among adolescent girls and young women in South Africa.
DREAMS Virtual PrEP delivery for adolescent girls and young women, fisherfolk and key populations
Read about the DREAMS programme in Kenya here.
PrEP for young women in Uganda and Kenya
Pharmacist-managed OneStep PrEP in the USA
OneStep PrEP® is pharmacist-managed HIV PrEP clinic founded in 2015 and located at an independent pharmacy in Seattle, USA.
Read more about the OneStep PrEP programme here.