A combination strategy for HIV prevention among female sex workers in Kenya
Despite remarkable advances in global HIV response, 5,700 new HIV infections occurs daily worldwide of which 66% occur in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya, female sex workers (FSW) and male clients (MC) contribute significantly to these new HIV infections. Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can serve as the cornerstone of combination prevention strategy for young FSWs and MCs.
In this study, contextual, behavioral, structural and interpersonal factors that may potentially influence FSW’s uptake and adherence to PrEP uptake from the perspective FSW, MC and HCP in Kisumu East, Kisumu West and Kisumu Central constituencies in Kisumu County are being explored. The findings from this formative research will inform the design and implementation of larger IPrEP study, a multicomponent study designed to evaluate the effectiveness, acceptability, feasibility and cost effectiveness of an evidence-based integrated combination HIV prevention strategy for young FSW.
Study Contact: Kawango Agot (Email: email@example.com )
Principal Investigator: Kawango Agot, PhD, MPH (Impact Research and Development Organization, IRDO) and Prof Wafaa El Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA (ICAP, Columbia University, NY)
Co-Investigators:Tanya Ellman, MD, MS (ICAP, Columbia University, NY), Julie Franks, PhD (ICAP, Columbia University, NY), Mark Hawken, MD, MSc (ICAP, Columbia University, NY), Joanne E. Mantell, MSc, PhD (HIV Centre for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University)
Funding:NIH through ICAP