HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis Project
The HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) Project identifies evidence-based interventions (EBIs) and best practices to help HIV prevention planners and providers in the United States select interventions most appropriate for HIV prevention within their communities. These are listed in the Compendium of Evidence-Based Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention, a.k.a the “Compendium.”
- The NEW Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Chapter of the Compendium highlights best practices (EBIs and Evidence-Informed Interventions) that improve PrEP use and persistence.
- The Linkage to, Retention in, and Re-engagement in HIV Care (LRC) Chapter of the Compendium highlights best practices (EBIs and Evidence-Informed Interventions) that promote linkage to, retention and re-engagement in HIV care (LRC) among persons living with HIV.
- The Medication Adherence (MA) Chapter of the Compendium highlights EBIs that promote HIV medication adherence among persons living with HIV.
- The Risk Reduction (RR) Chapter of the Compendium highlights behavioral EBIs focusing on HIV-related risk reduction.
- The Structural Interventions (SI) Chapter of the Compendium highlights best practices (EBIs and Evidence-Informed Interventions) that promote structural approaches used to enhance the effectiveness of biomedical and behavioral HIV interventions.
Additional PRS Activities
In addition to the Compendium, PRS works on other activities to help improve the current knowledge and quality of science within the HIV prevention research field (see PRS Publication List) and improve reporting standards of non-randomized controlled trials to facilitate evidence-based public health recommendations (see TREND).
- PRS was instrumental in organizing a group of journal editors and methodologists to discuss ways to improve reporting standards of non-randomized controlled trials of behavioral and public health interventions. This group developed the Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Nonrandomized Designs (TREND) statement, which consists of a 22-item checklist specifically developed to guide standardized reporting of non-randomized controlled trials (Des Jarlais et al., AJPH, 2004external icon). PRS also recommends following Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT)external icon for reporting the findings from a randomized controlled trial.