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Prevention Programs

National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) – Campaigns and Initiatives
This National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) Web site offers links to prevention initiative resources sponsored by government and non-government agencies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Prevention Programs

  • AIDS Community Demonstration Projects: A Successful Community-Level Intervention to Reduce HIV Risk
    Designed primarily for HIV prevention community planning groups and program planners in state and local health departments, community-based organizations, and other agencies, this program provides valuable information about a peer outreach model that was successful in motivating adoption of reduced risk practices among several populations.
  • Advancing HIV Prevention: New Strategies for a Changing Epidemic
    This initiative aims to reduce barriers to early diagnosis of HIV infection and increase access to quality medical care, treatment, and ongoing prevention services for those living with HIV.
  • Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services
    This Web site provide information to CBOs and health departments that are or will be implementing CRCS (formerly known as Prevention Case Management or PCM) – an intensive, individual level, client-centered risk reduction intervention for people at high risk for HIV infection or transmission.
  • HIV Prevention Among Injection Drug Users
    Injection drug use is important in the transmission of blood borne infections (particularly HIV and hepatitis B and C). This program provides access to materials and resources developed to assist HIV prevention providers working with IDUs and their sex partners.

Department of Defense - HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
This program’s mission is to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS among uniformed personnel in selected African nations and beyond.

National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIH) – Drugs + HIV – Learn the Link
This initiative communicates that behaviors associated with drug abuse are among the main factors in the spread of HIV infection in the United States, and provides prevention information for young people, parents and teachers, and the media.

HIV Prevention in the Third Decade (CDC)
This report documents the activities of the CDC’s efforts to combat and prevent HIV/AIDS over the last two decades, present the epidemic as it currently is, and puts forth future actions for two sections of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention: Surveillance and Epidemiology, and Intervention Research and Support.

International Mother and Child HIV Prevention Initiative (USAID)
This program seeks to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to infants and to improve health care delivery in Africa and the Caribbean through a combination of improving care and drug treatment and building the healthcare delivery capacity.

One Test. Two Lives. Prenatal HIV Screening Campaign (CDC)
The One Test. Two Lives. campaign focuses on ensuring that all women are tested for HIV early in their pregnancy and provides quick access to a variety of resources for providers and materials for their patients to help encourage universal voluntary prenatal testing for HIV.

Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention Education

HIV-prevention strategies are key to stopping the epidemic in the United States. The following links provide information on Federal programs that support HIV-prevention education.

CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs
As a part of its overall public health mission, CDC provides leadership in helping control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by working with community, state, national, and international partners in surveillance, research, and prevention and evaluation activities.

  • Act Against AIDS Campaign
    This multifaceted, five-year education and prevention campaign was created to promote HIV prevention and was launched in 2009. The goal of the Campaign is to reduce the incidence of HIV across the United States.
  • 2008 Compendium of Evidence - Based HIV Prevention Interventions
    Community-level, individual-level, and group-level interventions. The CDC updated the list in May 2009, and it includes 14 new interventions.
  • Advancing HIV Prevention: New Strategies for a Changing Epidemic
    The Advancing HIV Prevention (AHP) initiative aims to reduce barriers to early diagnosis of HIV infection and increase access to quality medical care, treatment, and prevention services for those living with HIV.
  • HIV Cost Effectiveness
    The CDC offers tools to help HIV-prevention programs consider cost effectiveness in their planning activities.
  • Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (CRCS)
    Information for community-based organizations and health departments that are, or will be, implementing CRCS (formerly known as Prevention Case Management or PCM)—an intensive, individual-level, client-centered risk-reduction intervention for people at high risk for HIV infection or transmission.
  • HIV Prevention Among Injection Drug Users (IDUs)
    Access to materials and resources developed to assist HIV prevention providers working with IDUs and their sex partners.
  • Replicating Effective Programs Plus (REP)
    Prevention interventions that have been tested and proven to work, with ideas on where you can find more resources related to training, technical assistance, and implementation of these interventions.
  • Social Determinants of Health
    Social determinants of health are those social, economic, and environmental factors which influence health and health disparities. These factors are integral in addressing and understanding health disparities—in particular health disparities associated with HIV/AIDS.

Last revised: 02/05/2010