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HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis Project

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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.”

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 Publication List


  • 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, 2004). PRS also recommends following Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) for reporting the findings from a randomized controlled trial.