About this Research Topic
Despite their high risk for HIV acquisition, the delivery of PrEP services to pregnant and breastfeeding women has lagged compared to other populations. Through this collection, we seek to address this gap. We will share the success and challenges of delivery models, including integrated delivery within antenatal/postnatal platforms. We will highlight patient preferences and needs, and the approaches that may best address them. We will also include studies about clinical outcomes associated with different delivery models, including for daily oral, injectable, and vaginal ring PrEP formulations. Ultimately, our goal is to bring attention to the important role of PrEP in HIV prevention during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and to advance our knowledge by disseminating relevant clinical and implementation research.
This Research Topic includes the following themes for contributors to address:
• Implementation strategies used to deliver PrEP into antenatal or postnatal services
• Innovative community or differentiated models of PrEP promotion/delivery in pregnant and breastfeeding women
• Formative research to inform the roll out of PrEP in national or regional programs
• Facilitators and barriers to PrEP delivery within antenatal and postnatal care
• Cost or cost-effectiveness models
• Mathematical modelling of the impact of PrEP
• Formative studies or clinical trials about delivering new PrEP modalities in pregnant and breastfeeding women, including injectable and vaginal ring formulations
Topic Editor Dvora Joseph Davey has received a grant from Gilead Corporation and free study drugs from Gilead and Cephied corporations. Irene Njuguna has received funds from Gilead Sciences for particpation in grant reviews. All other Topic Editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Research Topic subject.
Keywords: HIV, prevention, PMTCT, EMTCT, pregnant, pregnancy, breastfeeding, lactating, Africa, postpartum, adherence, PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis, women, STI
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