UNAIDS Profiles Six PrEP Pioneers, Uncovering Strategies, Concerns, Motivations and More

February 10, 2016

Succinct yet informative interviews with six leading PrEP advocates highlight the many steps of the process from research to rollout where they are gaining ground. The international group featured in this UNAIDS Community Advocacy Update discusses the history of PrEP advocacy and next steps in translating WHO’s 2015 recommendation of daily oral tenofovir-based PrEP as an option for those at substantial risk of HIV acquisition.

The advocates profiled in the update include Brian Kanyemba of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in South Africa and a 2011 AVAC Fellow; Sally-Jean Shackleton of the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) in South Africa; Midnight Poonkasetwattana of the Asia-Pacific Coalition for Male Sexual Health (APCOM) in Thailand; Bathabile Nyathi from the Centre for Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Research (CeSHHAR) in Zimbabwe; Pedro Goicochea from Peru and now at the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research; and AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren in the United States.