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Replicating Effective Programs Plus
Replicating Effective Programs (REP) PlusWelcome to REP+, Replicating Effective Programs plus other related resources. This site is dedicated to helping you learn about HIV prevention interventions that have been tested and proven to work, and have been packaged by REP! This site also provides ideas on where you can find more resources related to training, technical assistance, and implementation of these packaged interventions.

The programs in REP are tested, science-based behavioral interventions with demonstrated evidence of effectiveness in reducing risky behaviors, such as unprotected sex, or in encouraging safer ones, such as using condoms and other methods of practicing safer sex. The interventions are translated into everyday language and put into user-friendly packages of materials. These packages are designed, developed, and field-tested by researchers collaborating with community-based partners. The resulting products can guide prevention providers in replicating effective risk-reduction programs in their own settings and communities. However, the success of a program in research settings is not a guarantee of its success in other settings.

There are REP packages for a variety of target populations. Some REP interventions are designed to be delivered in health clinics. Others take place on street corners or in shelters, bars, and other places. Some rely on one-on-one peer education; others use facilitated discussions in small groups. Some are given to clients in one session; others use several sessions. The REP+ site offers summaries of the REP interventions, descriptions of the research behind them, and information on how to obtain program materials. New programs continue to be added to the selection of REP packages.

REP works together with the Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) project and the Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI)Link to a non-governmental site and does not necessarily represent the views of the CDC project to move effective HIV interventions into program practice. PRS conducts systematic reviews to identify efficacious HIV prevention behavioral interventions based on rigorous efficacy criteria. The DEBI project coordinates the dissemination of packaged interventions and provides training and technical assistance. Interventions packaged by REP meet the original Compendium criteria or the revised PRS efficacy criteria, and are diffused by the DEBI project. Please visit the Questions and Answers section of this site for more details on packaging and distribution of these interventions.


The Related Resources page provides links to overviews of other DHAP initiatives and a variety of other resources for getting training and technical assistance needed for implementing
REP-packaged interventions. Finally, the REP+ site also provides answers to frequently asked questions.

We hope that the information included on these pages will be used to enhance your HIV/AIDS prevention efforts. Thank you for your interest in this project!


Last Modified: February 19, 2008
Last Reviewed: February 19, 2008
Content Source:
Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
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