The aim of this literature review is to identify the scope of completed dapivirine ring and microbicide modeling to date, to inform modeling work that the OPTIONS Consortium intends to undertake in 2017. A bibliography is available at: http://www.prepwatch.org/mpii-tools-resources/.
The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention reports on the findings of a review of modeling studies of the health impact and cost-effectiveness of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs). This summary report also addresses gaps in the research and next steps.
An 11-page document from UNAIDS, WHO, and AVAC answers questions about oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), addressing issues including safety, eligibility, potential risk compensation, implementation, and cost-effectiveness.
Published in BMJ Infectious Diseases, this article reports on a modeling study that used the results of the CAPRISA 004 trial of tenofovir gel to estimate the population-level impact of the gel on HIV and HSV-2 transmission and the price thresholds at which widespread product introduction would be as cost-effective as male circumcision for HIV prevention in urban South Africa.