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Microarray patch for HIV prevention and as a multipurpose prevention technology to prevent HIV and unplanned pregnancy: an assessment of potential acceptability, usability, and programmatic fit in Kenya

Microarray patches (MAPs), a novel drug delivery system, are being developed for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery and as a multipurpose prevention technology (MPT) to protect from both HIV and unintended pregnancy. Prevention technologies must meet the needs of target audiences, be acceptable, easy to use, and fit health system requirements. MAPs for HIV PrEP and as an MPT both were acceptable across participant groups. Some groups valued an MPT MAP over an HIV PrEP MAP. Prototype refinements will improve usability and confidence.

April 2023

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Microarray patches (MAPs), a novel drug delivery system, are being developed for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery and as a multipurpose prevention technology (MPT) to protect from both HIV and unintended pregnancy. Prevention technologies must meet the needs of target audiences, be acceptable, easy to use, and fit health system requirements. MAPs for HIV PrEP and as an MPT both were acceptable across participant groups. Some groups valued an MPT MAP over an HIV PrEP MAP. Prototype refinements will improve usability and confidence.

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Authors: Gachigua, S.G., Karuga, R., Ngunjiri, A., Jarrahian, C., Coffey, P.S., Kilbourne-Brook, M. and Otiso, L.,

Health Risks(s):

  • HIV
  • Unintended Pregnancy

Product type(s):

  • Contraceptives
  • HIVinhibitor
  • MPTs
  • Other

Topic(s):

  • DrugInteractions
  • MPTs
  • Development
  • Product Introduction
  • Social

Region(s)

  • Africa

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