Skip directly to local search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Research

CDC provides national leadership for HIV prevention research, including the development and evaluation of HIV biomedical and behavioral interventions to prevent HIV transmission and reduce HIV disease progression in the United States and internationally. CDC’s research efforts also include identifying those scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions and prevention strategies to be implemented as part of a high-impact prevention approach for maximal impact on the HIV epidemic.  Find out more about the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention’s research.

CDC HIV Related Research

PrEP

Pre-Exposure ProphylaxisPrEP is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is a new HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV take a daily pill to reduce their risk of becoming infected. When used consistently, PrEP has been shown to be effective in men who have sex with men and heterosexually active men and women.

Read more about
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Prevention Benefits

Prevention Benefits of HIV TreatmentThe advent in 1996 of potent combination antiretroviral therapy (ART), sometimes called HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) or cART (effective combination antiretroviral therapy), changed the course of the HIV epidemic.

Read more about
Prevention Benefits of HIV Treatment

REP

Replicating Effective Programs PlusThe 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.

Read more about
Replicating Effective Programs Plus

EBIs

InterventionsEvidence-based interventions (EBIs) are identified through an ongoing systematic review effort and listed in the Compendium of Evidence-based Interventions. These EBIs are the strongest interventions in the scientific literature to date that have been rigorously evaluated and have demonstrated evidence of efficacy.

Read more about
the Compendium of EBIs

 

Get Tested


Find an HIV testing site near you.

Search location, such as: "Atlanta, GA", or "30033".

For more information, please visit gettested.cdc.gov

Please contact GETTESTED-Webmaster@cdc.gov with any comments, suggestions, or concerns.


Syndicate This Content Podcast button Tell us what you think button CDC-INFO
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO