Prevention Research

General Resources

Clinical Studies of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
This resource describes pre-exposure prophylaxis research being conducted by the CDC. The CDC is sponsoring specific avenues of research to identify safe and effective new approaches to HIV prevention.

HIV/AIDS Prevention (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
Non-vaccine prevention strategies are critical to curbing the continued spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This resource provides information about research areas, research resources, funding, meetings, and clinical trials.

HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is a worldwide collaborative clinical trials network that develops and tests the safety and efficacy of primarily non-vaccine interventions designed to prevent the transmission of HIV. This resource provides information about the HPTN program and its activities.

Behavioral Research

Alcohol and AIDS (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH)
This resource provides links to general information about research on the intersection of alcohol use and AIDS, as well as publications and funding information about past and present research.

Behavioral Science and HIV/AIDS (PDF - 73 KB) (National Institute of Nursing Research )
NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan, including research on HIV/AIDS.

National Institute on Drug Abuse - AIDS Research Program (National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH)
This website provides information about NIAID’s AIDS Research Program (ARP). ARP provides direction and leadership for the ongoing development of an innovative and multidisciplinary HIV/AIDS research portfolio that addresses the current and unique dimensions of drug use and abuse as they relate to HIV/AIDS.

National Institute of Mental Health - Division of AIDS and Health and Behavior Research (National Institute of Mental Health)
The National Institute of Mental Health's Division of AIDS and Health and Behavior Research (DAHBR) supports research and research training to develop and disseminate behavioral interventions that prevent HIV/AIDS transmission, clarify and alleviate the neuropsychiatric consequences of HIV/AIDS infection, and to use a public health model to reduce the burden of mental illness.

Prevention Research (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  • Prevention Research Synthesis Project - The Prevention Research Synthesis Project identifies evidence-based HIV behavioral interventions and provide information to help HIV prevention planners and providers in the United States select interventions most appropriate for their communities.
  • Project START - Project START was a multi-site research study comparing the efficacy of 2 HIV, STD, and hepatitis prevention interventions focused on young men recently released from prison.
  • Project RESPECT - Project RESPECT was a national study evaluating the efficacy of HIV prevention counseling in changing high risk sexual behaviors and preventing new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV.
  • RESPECT-2 - RESPECT-2 is a research study that compares different forms of HIV testing and risk-reduction counseling in clients at sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in the United States (U.S.).

Microbicides Research

Microbicides (AIDSinfo)
A listing of microbicide resources compiled by AIDSinfo.

Microbicides – HIV/AIDS Research at NIH (Office of AIDS Research, NIH)
This resource discusses the scientific issues and the objectives of the NIH Plan for Microbicide Research.

Microbicide Trial Network (MTN) (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
MTN is a collaborative effort to bring together investigators and community partners to help develop effective microbicide prevention methods. This resource provides information on MTN and the studies the organization is involved in.

Topical Microbicides (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
The goal of NIAID's HIV Topical Microbicide Program is to support research that leads to identification and development of safe, effective and acceptable topical microbicides. This website presents an overview of NIAID’s microbicide research activities.

Vaccines Research

AIDSinfo Vaccines (AIDSinfo) This resource provides a listing of resources on preventive and therapeutic HIV/AIDS vaccine research. En español

Be the Generation: HIV Vaccine Research (NIAID HIV Research Education Initiative)
Finding a safe and effective vaccine to prevent the spread of HIV is our best hope for stopping the AIDS pandemic. This educational program supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH provides information about vaccine research and the role vaccine research plays in curbing the AIDS epidemic. En espanol

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
This fact sheet discusses why designing an effective vaccine to protect people from infection with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) from becoming ill if infected by the virus, or to reduce viral load following infection, is a high priority among worldwide efforts to control the epidemic.

Clinical Research on HIV Vaccines (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
This fact sheet describes the clinical research on the two areas of vaccine research: preventive HIV vaccines that protect people from HIV infection; and therapeutic HIV vaccines that boost the immune response in people already infected with HIV.

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (National Library of Medicine, NIH)
This resource, compiled by the National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services provides a listing of general vaccine information resources as well as clinical trials information.

HIV Vaccines (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
Developing an HIV/AIDS vaccine remains one of NIAID’s highest priorities, but it presents formidable scientific challenges to the HIV/AIDS researchers. This website provides information on NIAID’s efforts and goals, provides resources and information about funding for researchers, meetings, publications, work groups, and clinical trials.

HIV Vaccines Explained - Making HIV Vaccines a Reality (PDF - 105 KB) (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
This publication describes efforts to develop an effective HIV vaccine. This resource provides basic information about vaccines, the history of HIV vaccine research at NIH, the need for an HIV vaccine, and the importance of community participation in vaccine development.

HIV Vaccine Trials Network - HVTN (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is an international collaboration of scientists and educators searching for an effective and safe HIV vaccine. The HVTN's mission is to facilitate the process of testing preventive vaccines against HIV/AIDS by conducting clinical trials, evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses, and testing vaccine efficacy.

Last revised: 06/25/2008