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Archival Content: 1999-2005

HIV Prevention Among Drug Users:
A Resource Book for Community Planners & Program Managers

National Resources

This section highlights several national resource organizations that are involved in HIV prevention among drug users.

American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) American Foundation for AIDS Research
Los Angeles ( to non-CDC site
5900 Wilshire Blvd., 23rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Main Office)

New York 733 3rd Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017 (East Coast Office)

Washington 1828 L Street, NW, Suite 802
Washington, DC 20036 (Policy Office)
Phone:(213) 857-5700 (LA)
(212) 682-7440 (NY)
(202) 331-8600 (DC)

The American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) is a national, non-profit public foundation fighting AIDS through grant-making programs in biomedical and clinical research, education for AIDS prevention, and public policy development. AmFAR has played a lead role in supporting and conducting research on needle exchange.


AmFAR publishes a directory of research initiatives, information software, bilingual handbooks, and a newsletter.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Center for AIDS Prevention Studies to non-CDC site
74 New Montgomery, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone:(415) 597-9100
Fax:(415) 597-9213

The Centers for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at the University of California at San Francisco is committed to preventing HIV, using the expertise of multiple disciplines, and an applied and community-based perspective within a university setting.


CAPS provides bibliographies of all the HIV/AIDS prevention research conducted by CAPS researchers. These bibliographies are extensive and are cross referenced by author and subject area.

HIV Prevention Facts Sheets. CAPS produces summaries of specific topics dealing with HIV/AIDS prevention. Topics for the Fact Sheets are chosen on the basis of timeliness, what the community needs to know, and what scientific matters are of particular importance. All Fact Sheets are available in English and in Spanish. Titles of the Fact Sheets include:

Does HIV Prevention Work?
Do Condoms Work?
Does Needle Exchange Work?
What are Women's HIV Prevention Needs?
What is Testing's Role in HIV Prevention?
Can Clinicians Help with HIV Prevention?
Can HIV Prevention Make a Difference for Men Who Have Sex With Men?
What are Adolescents' HIV Prevention Needs?
What are Young Gay Men's HIV Prevention Needs?
Does Sex Education Work?
What is the Role of HIV Testing at Home?
Is HIV Prevention a Good Investment?
What are Inmates' HIV Prevention Needs?
Can Theory Help in HIV Prevention?
What are African Americans' HIV Prevention Needs?
What are Homeless People's HIV Prevention Needs?
What are Latinos' HIV Prevention Needs?
Are Informal Caregivers Important in AIDS Care?
What are Sex Workers' HIV Prevention Needs?
We Know What Works in HIV Prevention: Why Aren't We Doing More of it?
What are Substance Abusers' HIV Prevention Needs?
How are Heterosexual Men Reached in HIV Prevention?
Can HIV Prevention Programs be Adapted?
What are Women Who Have Sex With Women's HIV Prevention Needs?
How is Science Used in HIV Prevention?

The CAPS Fact Sheets may be downloaded from the CAPS Webpage ( to non-CDC site, or ordered through the mail. To be placed on the CAPS mailing list, contact CAPS directly.

United States Conference of MayorsUnited States Conference of Mayors (USCM)
1620 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 293-7330
Fax (202) 293-2352

The United States Conference of Mayors (UCSM) is the non-partisan organization of mayors of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are about 1,050 such cities in the country today. USCM contributes to development of national urban policy on various issues, including AIDS and drug abuse.


Since 1985, the CDC-sponsored USCM HIV/AIDS Program has supported 180 community-based organizations and local health departments. In addition to direct funding, USCM provides technical assistance to organizations carrying out HIV prevention activities. The AIDS Information Exchange is the official publication of the USCM AIDS/HIV Program. USCM also produces various reports on the topic of HIV/AIDS prevention that are available by contacting the USCM directly.

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