A qualitative formative research study among heterosexual men (men who have sex with women) and men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) in South Africa. SAMURAI is a three Aim study to assess acceptability of, and preferences for, novel long-acting pre-exposure prophylaxis delivery formulation (implant and injectable) use among key end-users. The formative study will use in-depth interviews to explore heterosexual men and MSM’s knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of implants and injectables and their use for HIV prevention. This study will also examine anticipated benefits and challenges to clinical delivery of these products to men, study implementation concerns, and strategies to address male engagement with the research clinic for Aims 2 and 3 (a clinical research study and a discrete-choice survey).

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15 February 2021

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Project Brief: SAMURAI

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