Other HIV Risk Reduction Interventions from the Original Compendium

The original PRS efficacy review, including studies published between 1988 and 1996, identified 24 evidence-based behavioral interventions. These interventions were summarized in the Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]. Since then PRS strengthened its criteria for identifying evidence-based, individual-, group-, and community-level risk reduction behavioral interventions. More details about the current risk reduction criteria can be found at RR Efficacy Criteria.

Eight of the original 24 Compendium interventions do not meet the current RR Efficacy Criteria, most commonly due to low retention rates or small analytical sample sizes. These interventions are listed below and are not listed in the Complete List of RR EBIs.

Individual-level and group-level interventions meeting previous Compendium criteria:

  • Behavioral Self-Management and Assertion Skills
    Risk category: MSM
    Sex: 100% male
    Race: 87% white, 13% black or African American or Hispanic
    Intervention level: Group-level
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Training Group
    Risk category: Heterosexual Adult
    Sex: 100% female
    Race: 87% black or African American, 6% white, 4% American Indian, 3% Hispanic
    Intervention level: Group-level
  • Condom Skills Education
    Risk category: Heterosexual Adult
    Sex: 69% male, 41% female
    Race: 76% black or African American, 15% Hispanic, 9% other
    Intervention level: Group-level
  • Enhanced AIDS Education
    Risk category: Drug Users
    Sex: 67% male, 33% female
    Race: 81% white, 19% other
    Intervention level: Individual and Group-level
  • Reducing AIDS Risk Activity
    Risk category: Heterosexual Adult
    Sex: 100% female
    Race: 57% black or African American, 40% white, 3% other
    Intervention level: Group-level
  • SISTA
    Risk category: Heterosexual Adult
    Sex: 100% female
    Race: 100% black or African American
    Intervention level: Group-level
  • Skill Building
    Risk category: Drug Users
    Sex: 100% female
    Race: 64% Hispanic, 36% black or African American
    Intervention level: Group-level
  • Small-group Lecture Plus Skill Training
    Risk category: MSM
    Sex: 100% male
    Race: 95% white, 2% black or African American, 1% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1% Hispanic, 1% other
    Intervention level: Individual and Group-level