The 2009 Compendium is now available and includes 69 evidence-based HIV behavioral interventions identified from the scientific literature published through June 2009. There were no new community-level interventions identified in this review of the literature.
The new interventions include
individual- and group-level interventions
on August 24, 2009).
The 6 new
individual-level and group-level interventions are:
The evidence-based interventions, listed in the 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. Newly added evidence-based interventions are
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-, group-, and community-level behavioral interventions for high-risk populations for which an evaluation study was previously published, reviewed by PRS, and determined to be evidence-based.
The PRS project is continuously conducting the efficacy review to
identify new evidence-based behavioral interventions. This website will
be updated annually to provide timely information to the prevention
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
since 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.