Reframing PrEP and STI care outside the box and into real-world settings: Innovations and social determinants of health
MODERATORS
Sheena McCormack
MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, United Kingdom
Thiago Silva Torres
Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas INI-Fiocruz, Brazil
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New pharmacological formulations of PrEP (such as long-acting injectable PrEP, daily and on-demand oral PrEP, and the vaginal ring) have innovated the field of HIV prevention towards promoting “choices” for individuals. In addition, new prevention technologies, rapid testing and effective treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have emerged. There are also innovative alternative programmes and services in the community, with broad peer participation in providing PrEP and other care related to STIs. However, social determinants of health, stigma and discrimination play a large role in limiting access to these technologies, especially in contexts of high social vulnerability and economic inequity. This symposium aims to present innovative STI prevention and care alternatives and discuss strategies for tackling social determinants of health to expand access for the most vulnerable populations.
16:30
2 min
Introduction
MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, United Kingdom
Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas INI-Fiocruz, Brazil
16:32
8 min
Long-acting injectable cabotegravir PrEP initiation and administration by community health workers
University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
16:40
8 min
Innovation in PrEP scale up during war times in Ukraine
Alliance for Public Health, Ukraine
16:48
8 min
Getting PrEP to adolescents and young women: Experiences from South Africa
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, South Africa
16:56
8 min
Key population-centred approaches to enhance access to HIV/STI testing and prevention
Institute of HIV and Research Innovation, Thailand
17:04
26 min
Q&A and conclusion
MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, United Kingdom
Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas INI-Fiocruz, Brazil
University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Alliance for Public Health, Ukraine
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, South Africa
Institute of HIV and Research Innovation, Thailand