Access to Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for Men Who Have Sex With Men: Acceptability and Feasibility in Community-based Clinics in West Africa

Project Details


This demonstration project will assess the acceptability and feasibility of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for men who have sex with men (MSM) as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention package in community-based clinics in West Africa.

The specific objectives are to assess the acceptability of PrEP, the adherence to PrEP and to quarterly HIV testing, the safety of daily and on-demand use of TDF/FTC, the impact of PrEP on the other prevention strategies, the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on PrEP, the "real life" effectiveness of PrEP use and treatment-related resistance, and the cost and cost-effectiveness of PrEP.

This interventional, open label, multidisciplinary and multicentre cohort study will be performed in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, and Togo.

All MSM enrolled will benefit from a comprehensive HIV prevention package including quarterly clinical examinations, screening and treatment of STIs, screening of HIV, PrEP (daily or on-demand, according the participant's choice), immunisation against hepatitis B, individualised peer-led support (for adherence and prevention), group discussions, condoms, and lubricants.

These activities will be performed by community-based organisations which are pioneer in the fight against HIV, especially in MSM. The study will have a total duration of 3 years.
Effective start/end date1/12/1730/09/21


  • The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: €148,836.00


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