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Preferences, educational messaging, and demand creation channels for multipurpose-prevention technologies (MPTs) among women in South Africa

South African women, including female sex workers (FSWs), are disproportionately affected by HIV, experience a high unmet need for contraception and high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Products that address the interlinked risk between HIV, unplanned pregnancy, and other STIs are needed. There are several multipurpose-prevention technologies (MPTs) in development, aimed at preventing both HIV and pregnancy. This study aimed to explore educational messaging and demand creation channels to improve the potential uptake of a hypothetical MPT implant, using participatory action research. It also aimed to look at product and service provision attributes preferred by potential end users.

October 2023

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South African women, including female sex workers (FSWs), are disproportionately affected by HIV, experience a high unmet need for contraception and high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Products that address the interlinked risk between HIV, unplanned pregnancy, and other STIs are needed. There are several multipurpose-prevention technologies (MPTs) in development, aimed at preventing both HIV and pregnancy. This study aimed to explore educational messaging and demand creation channels to improve the potential uptake of a hypothetical MPT implant, using participatory action research. It also aimed to look at product and service provision attributes preferred by potential end users.

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Authors: Mataboge, P., Mthimkhulu, N., Kutywayo, A., Martin, C.E., Mazibuko, M., Kwatsha, K., Makalela, N., Briedenhann, E., Butler, V., Bothma, R. and Mullick, S.

Health Risks(s):

  • HIV
  • STI / STD
  • Unintended Pregnancy

Product type(s):

  • Contraceptives
  • HIVinhibitor
  • HIVtreatment
  • MPTs

Topic(s):

  • Education
  • MPTs
  • Social

Region(s)

  • Africa

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