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Incorporating end-users’ voices into the development of an implant for HIV prevention: a discrete choice experiment in South Africa and Zimbabwe

Input from end-users during preclinical phases can support market fit for new HIV prevention technologies. With several long-acting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implants in development, we aimed to understand young women’s preferences for PrEP implants to inform optimal design. While duration of protection was a prominent attribute shaping women’s choices for PrEP implants, other characteristics related to discreetness were relevant. Optimizing for longest dosing while also ensuring minimal detection of implant placement seemed most attractive to potential users.

February 2023

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Input from end-users during preclinical phases can support market fit for new HIV prevention technologies. With several long-acting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implants in development, we aimed to understand young women’s preferences for PrEP implants to inform optimal design. While duration of protection was a prominent attribute shaping women’s choices for PrEP implants, other characteristics related to discreetness were relevant. Optimizing for longest dosing while also ensuring minimal detection of implant placement seemed most attractive to potential users.

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Authors: Browne, E.N., Manenzhe, K., Makoni, W., Nkomo, S., Mahaka, I., Ahmed, K., Shapley-Quinn, M.K., Marton, T., Luecke, E., Johnson, L. and van der Straten, A.

Health Risks(s):

  • HIV

Product type(s):

  • HIVinhibitor

Topic(s):

  • Development
  • Social

Region(s)

  • Africa

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