This PrEP Implementation Project (PRIMP) includes a series of studies that aim to study the implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in British Columbia and Ontario. PrEP is a highly effective biomedical prevention strategy proven to prevent HIV acquisition. However, in order to be successfully implemented, individuals who many benefit must be made aware of PrEP, be able to access it from a healthcare provider, and maintain adherence. Therefore, this project aims to identify barriers and facilitators to PrEP awareness, access, and adherence among key populations.
CHER is involved in leading the Victoria site for data collection. This involves surveys at local STI clinics (e.g. Cook Street, Cool Aid) and longitudinal interviews.
Current Status: Clinic survey data collection ongoing (moved online as a result of COVID-19); qualitative interview recruitment to begin summer 2020.