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Peter Michira

Partners in Prevention PrEP Thika Study Site - 2013 Fellow

Peter holds a BA Social Work degree from the University of Nairobi. He has more than a decade of experience working in HIV/AIDS programs. Peter has coordinated field activities of the Partners in Prevention clinical trials site in Thika since 2006. He recently participated in the Partners PrEP HIV discordant couples study which is the largest study to date involving 4,758 HIV discordant couples looking at the effectiveness of PrEP as HIV prevention. This study demonstrated that antiretrovirals are a highly potent and fundamental cornerstone for HIV prevention and should become an integral part of global efforts for HIV prevention. Peter has been the focal point in community engagement activities in these clinical trials.

Fellowship Focus: The positive results of the Partners PrEP study gave Peter the insight to lobby for the adoption of PrEP as a HIV prevention strategy in Kenya. In his project, Peter built partnerships with key stakeholders in Kenya, including policy makers, health workers, people living with HIV/AIDS, faith based organizations, media, human rights groups, sex workers, youth, men having sex with men and HIV discordant couples. He built a favorable environment for the roll out PrEP for HIV prevention in Kenya. He looked at issues as acceptability of PrEP, behavioral issues, knowledge of PrEP and other new HIV prevention interventions, and how PrEP fits in the HIV management continuum of care in Kenya.

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