A protocol for a discrete choice experiment
For the past few decades, condoms have been the main method of HIV prevention. Recent advances in antiretroviral (ARV)-based prevention products have substantially changed the prevention landscape, yet little is known about how popular these products will be among potential users, or whether new methods might be used in conjunction with, or instead of, condoms.
This study will use a discrete choice experiment to:
explore potential users’ preferences regarding HIV prevention products,
quantify the importance of product attributes
predict the uptake of products to inform estimates of their potential impact on the HIV epidemic in South Africa.
The authors consider preferences for oral pre-exposure prophylaxis; a vaginal microbicide gel; a long-acting vaginal ring; a SILCS diaphragm used in concert with gel; and a long-acting ARV-based injectable.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s STRIVE Programme which is led by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Quaife M, Eakle R, Cabrera M, et al. Preferences or ARV-based HIV prevention methods among men and women, adolescent girls and female sex workers in Gauteng Province, South Africa: a protocol for a discrete choice experiment.BMJ Open 2016, vol 6, issue 6 DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010682