ICAP researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have released an updated and expanded version of the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Training Toolkit. Recognizing the potential that PrEP holds for preventing new HIV infections, the toolkit was developed at ICAP to support the implementation of PrEP, the training curriculum and tools designed to enable clinical providers to attain the skills required to provide PrEP to appropriate candidates in an effective and safe manner. This four-day training for health care providers, monitoring and evaluation staff, and peer workers includes slides, role-plays, scenarios, case studies, frequently asked questions, participant and facilitator manuals, and a training-of-trainers package.
The expanded toolkit also includes an extensive monitoring and evaluation module with revised tools and new standard operating procedures for PrEP programs. In addition to the basics about PrEP, the training the training covers how to manage and monitor PrEP side effects, seroconversion, and stigma.
The training materials serve as a foundation and are updated over time, as new information regarding PrEP arises and implementation experiences accumulate. All materials are adaptable to local country and programmatic contexts.Friday Letter Submission