The evidence-based interventions, listed
in this 2008 Compendium, have been identified by PRS through a series of
efficacy reviews. These
interventions represent the strongest HIV behavioral interventions in
the literature to date that have been rigorously evaluated and have
demonstrated efficacy in reducing HIV or STD incidence or HIV-related
risk behaviors or promoting safer behaviors.
These evidence-based interventions are catalogued as either best-evidence or
promising-evidence. A complete listing of each catalogue is available below.
The current listings of best-evidence and promising-evidence
interventions include individual- and group-level behavioral
interventions for high-risk populations whose evaluation study was
published from 1988 through May 2008. PRS is continuously conducting the efficacy review to identify new evidence-based
behavioral interventions and is currently reviewing community-level interventions. This website will be updated
annually to provide timely information to the prevention field.
Other Interventions from the Original Compendium
Many interventions were identified through two earlier PRS efficacy reviews of the scientific literature between 1988 and 2000 (CDC, 1999; Kay, 2003). Interventions identified through these reviews had to satisfy the previous
Compendium criteria. These criteria have since been strengthened in 2004 to reflect the progress in the field of HIV behavioral prevention research. A complete listing of the interventions identified in the original review can be found in the
Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness.