Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services delivery preferences of young adults in Gauteng, South Africa

By  Constance Mongwenyana  Mbali Mazibuko  Siya Dubazana  Nkamoheleng Mkhwanazi  Refiloe Motaung  Dr. Lawrence Long  Cheryl Hendrickson  Dr. Jacqui Miot  |  | 

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective biomedical HIV prevention method that was introduced into South African guidelines in 2016. Despite this, PrEP uptake and persistence remains suboptimal, particularly among high risk populations such as youth between the ages of 18 and 35. In an effort to improve PrEP uptake, several differentiated service delivery models are being designed and introduced. For these to be successful, it is vital to understand what service delivery aspects are preferred by potential PrEP clients. This qualitative study aimed to describe attributes of PrEP service delivery that are preferred by potential PrEP clients and their potential willingness to pay for specific PrEP services.

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