A world of choices: Preference elicitation methods for improving the delivery and uptake of HIV prevention and treatment

Andrew D. Kerkhoff, Charles Muiruri, Elvin H. Geng, Matthew D. Hickey

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Abstract

Purpose of reviewDespite the growing availability of effective HIV prevention and treatment interventions, there are large gaps in their uptake and sustained use across settings. It is crucial to elicit and apply patients' and stakeholders' preferences to maximize the impact of existing and future interventions. This review summarizes quantitative preference elicitation methods (PEM) and how they can be applied to improve the delivery and uptake of HIV prevention and treatment interventions.Recent findingsPEM are increasingly applied in HIV implementation research; however, discrete choice experiments (DCEs) have predominated. Beyond DCEs, there are other underutilized PEM that may improve the reach and effectiveness of HIV prevention and treatment interventions among individuals by prioritizing their barriers to engagement and determining which attributes of interventions and delivery strategies are most valued. PEM can also enhance the adoption and sustained implementation of strategies to deliver HIV prevention and treatment interventions by assessing which attributes are the most acceptable and appropriate to key stakeholders.SummaryGreater attention to and incorporation of patient's and stakeholders' preferences for HIV prevention and treatment interventions and their delivery has the potential to increase the number of persons accessing and retained in HIV prevention and treatment services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-45
Number of pages14
JournalCurrent Opinion in HIV and AIDS
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

Keywords

  • Adoption
  • Effectiveness
  • HIV
  • Implementation and Maintenance
  • Reach
  • implementation science
  • preference elicitation
  • prevention
  • stated preference
  • treatment

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