Resources for health providers in Kenya


How does PrEP work?

If PrEP is taken correctly and consistently, it helps build a protective layer around body cells which stops the HIV virus from establishing itself.


Who can dispense PrEP?

PrEP must be prescribed by a healthcare professional who has completed training on the national guidelines for the use of ARVs such as PrEP.


Resources available for health providers offering PrEP?

There are a variety of resources available to support Health Care Providers in initiating, administering and dispensing PrEP.


How long should an individual take PrEP?

Use of PrEP will be based on the continued risk to contract HIV. It should only be used when an individual is at an ongoing risk and should be discontinued by a clinician one the risk reduces.


PrEP as part of combination prevention strategies

PrEP is one of the strategies that can be used to prevent HIV amongst many others. Studies have shown that effective HIV combination prevention strategies require a combination of biomedical, behavioural and structural interventions. These are:

  • Biomedical interventions
    • Condoms
    • Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC)
    • Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)
    • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) treatment
  • Behavioural interventions – Behavioural change programmes
  • Structural interventions – Enrolling girls and young women in schools, providing means for livelihood for girls and young women to empower them

Resources for health providers

National Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) guidelines – 2016 and 2018 edition

These guidelines provide a detailed outline on the use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV in Kenya

PrEP for the Prevention of HIV Infection – A Toolkit for Health Service Providers

This toolkit provides health service providers, agencies and institutions with succinct information and guidance to safely and effectively deliver PrEP. The toolkit contains information on clinical overview for PrEP use commodity management, modalities of ensuring quality of PrEP services and monitoring and evaluation of PrEP services.

Health provider counselling guide

Provides information to the Health provider on how to talk about PrEP with a potential user of PrEP.

PrEP initiation and adherence materials

This materials will aid in provide the Health Provider with knowledge and skills to be able to initiate and follow up on PrEP clients to ensure continued use of PrEP as long as there is an ongoing risk of contracting HIV.
a. PrEP initiation flow chart
b. PrEP facilities follow up flow chart

PrEP appointment diary

This document is a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on the management of appointments for PrEP users.

Risk Assessment Screening Tool (RAST)

This document will guide the health provider on how to screen for risk of contracting HIV and determining potential PrEP users

Frequently Asked Questions by a Health provider

This document provides a list of frequently asked questions with regards to the use of PrEP by a health provider. It outlines detailed answers in relation to the most frequent questions.

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