Pre-exposure Prophylaxis in Kenya, Can it be Real?

October 7, 2015

Kenyan advocate Carolyn Njoroge published an opinion piece, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis in Kenya, Can it be Real?, calling for immediate action on PrEP as an HIV prevention option for individuals at high risk of HIV infection. An openly HIV positive activist and sex worker herself, Carolyn lauds the Kenyan government for including PrEP in its roadmap to an HIV-free Kenya by 2030 but challenges them, and other governments, to talk less and act more.

This is a timely piece given that just last week, on September 30, WHO issued an “Early Release Guideline” on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. Carolyn is a 2015 AVAC Fellow advocating for the roll out of PrEP that would empower and protect sex workers, and other key populations. She is hosted by the Kenya Sex Worker Alliance (KESWA). Read more about her advocacy activities here.