Evidence-Based Prevention

We will promote policies to reduce new HIV infections through a combination of behavioral, biomedical, and structural strategies.

Programmatic Highlight

GENERATIONS: Strengthening Women and Families Affected by HIV/AIDS is a unique partnership between the AIDS United and Johnson & Johnson that focuses on bringing evidence-based HIV prevention interventions to communities of at-risk women in the United States. Along with providing program support for over two years, the GENERATIONS grants enable a team of HIV prevention experts at the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University to guide grantees as they pilot and implement their interventions. In addition, grantees are matched with an evaluator to help them assess their interventions’ progress towards achieving stated goals and objectives and to build long-term evaluation capacity in their organizations.

We will advocate for lifting the ban on federal funding for syringe exchange programs.

We will ensure that biomedical prevention interventions that use anti-retroviral strategies (Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), vaginal and rectal microbicides, and treatment as prevention) in combination with primary prevention activities, are researched as viable, endorsable strategies for preventing transmission of HIV among populations most at risk for acquiring the virus.