Faith Communities Preparing for Pre-Exposure Prophlyaxis. 07/2012
In March 2011, CIFA (the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty) began a multi-country research study on how religious leaders can be involved in the implementation of a new biomedical approach to HIV prevention. This approach is called pre-exposure prophlyaxis (PrEP) and involves the use of antiretroviral medications (ARVs) by HIV-negative individuals to prevent HIV acquisition.
You can download the Report on this study here.
Through a series of multi-faith consultations with religious leaders in Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria, several key lessons emerged:
CIFA shared resources with CABSA that can help us understand PrEP and prepare ourselves for when this method becomes generally available and can become part of our 'prevention basket'. You can download a introduction and a document with frequently asked questions below:
|Introducing PrEP.pdf||317.35 KB|
|PrEP FAQs.pdf||267.36 KB|