This document was developed by the Population Council, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to provide DREAMS country teams with practical guidance on building evidence to guide pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) introduction for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). The primary audiences for this document are health policymakers and program planners who will be making decisions about how PrEP is introduced and the researchers who will assess AGYW’s specific needs and experiences. Our aim is to complement emerging global guidance on PrEP and ongoing work regarding delivery platforms, marketing, and policy and regulatory frameworks for PrEP introduction more generally. We focus on examining the factors that influence informed choice, demand, and use of PREP by young women and that influence client–provider interactions. Further, this document can serve as a useful guide to gather data on user, community, and provider perspectives as countries move from introduction to broad-based implementation of PrEP.
Pilgrim, Nanlesta, Sanyukta Mathur, Ann Gottert, Naomi Rutenberg, and Julie Pulerwitz. 2016. "Building evidence to guide PrEP introduction for adolescent girls and young women." Washington, DC: Population Council.
Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Implementation Science around the DREAMS Initiative