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Cost of Providing Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV Infection Among Sex Workers in Kenya
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Author(s): Annie Chen, George Kosimbei, Daniel Mwai, Arin Dutta

Primary Language: English

Date: 8/29/2014


Given the importance of effective HIV-related programs for key populations in Kenya, several government entities, donors, and stakeholders expressed the need for country-specific data on the costs of providing oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection. Such data would contribute to the development of evidence-based oral PrEP policies and help ensure that the required resources are made available for appropriate implementation and scale-up. In collaboration with the National AIDS and STI Control Program and the Sex Worker Outreach Program, the Health Policy Project conducted a study to address the following questions: How much does it cost to provide oral PrEP to one sex worker for a year? And, how much would it cost to scale up oral PrEP to all sex workers country-wide? The findings show that the average, annual unit cost of providing oral PrEP to one sex worker is US$602 and the total cost to extend the intervention to all HIV-negative male and female sex workers in Kenya ranges from US$24 million to US$48 million, depending on coverage from 50 to 100 percent. The report concludes with recommendations for the Government of Kenya on factors to consider when planning any future scale-up of oral PrEP.

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