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Call for Papers

Getting PrEP to the people: opportunities, challenges, and examples of successful health services models of PrEP implementation

Guest Editors:
Iryna Zablotska, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sheena McCormack, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London, London, UK
Nittaya Phanuphak, The Thai Red Cross AIDS and Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
Jared Baeten, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Jason Ong, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

This Special Issue aims to collate the latest evidence-base focused on understanding where the opportunities and barriers in existing health services have resulted in heterogeneity of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation globally.

Topics that will be covered include (but not are not exclusive to):

  • Clinical protocols and tools for patient assessment and PrEP prescribing
  • Provider awareness/knowledge about PrEP and the need for provider training
  • Testing as part of PrEP follow-up: the need for cost-effective solutions (e.g., rapid testing for HIV and STI, home-based testing)
  • Can standard PrEP assessment be self-administered?
  • Management of short-term, on-demand PrEP use
  • Nurse-led models of care
  • Pharmacy-based PrEP services
  • Key Population-led PrEP service delivery
  • Cost-effectiveness of PrEP delivery models
  • Demand creation to increase uptake among those at highest risk
  • Examples to showcase successful delivery of PrEP services in diverse clinical and geographic settings

We invite any research related to PrEP service delivery to this Special Issue. If you have any questions related to the suitability of your paper, please contact Jason Ong.

Your paper should conform to the Author Instructions. Case reports may be up to 1500 words and review articles or original manuscripts can be up to 4000 words. If you are considering a longer article, please contact Jason Ong.

Submission deadline: 31 March 2018.

Please submit your complete manuscript online at Please select the Special Issue (PrEP Implementation) from the drop-down list when submitting your paper online. If you are not registered with Sexual Health, you will need to register.

The Special Issue will be published in the second half of 2018 but papers will become accessible as ‘Online Early’ immediately following acceptance and production.

Sexual Health publishes original and significant contributions to the fields of sexual health including HIV/AIDS, sexually transmissible infections, issues of sexuality and relevant areas of reproductive health. The journal is directed towards those working in sexual health as clinicians, public health practitioners, researchers in behavioural, clinical, laboratory, public health or social, sciences.