What can AIDSTAR-One do for you?

USAID Missions in any PEPFAR non-focus country can receive technical assistance or program implementation support from AIDSTAR-One via field support transfers. For guidance, please communicate with the AIDSTAR-One CTO listed below, and consult the following ADS chapter:  ADS Chapter 302

USAID Bureaus, technical working groups, and other USG agencies can also access technical services from AIDSTAR-One. Contact the USAID Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for further guidance.

AIDSTAR-One cannot support procurement of commodities or operations research. Other mechanisms, specifically SCMS and Project SEARCH, are available to support these needs.



AIDSTAR-One provides rapid, evidence-based technical assistance and program implementation support to USAID Mission and Bureau HIV/AIDS efforts.

AIDSTAR-One’s team of experts offers a wide spectrum of skills for designing, implementing, and scaling up programming in HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support. AIDSTAR-One also helps USAID Missions integrate HIV programming into other health and development activities, including child survival, family planning, and education programs.

AIDSTAR-One support includes:

  • Short-term technical assistance, including training, capacity building, and strategic planning.
  • Assessments of current programs, as well as needs assessments for new activity design.
  • Program documentation and case study development.
  • Support for technical consultation/conference planning and implementation.
  • Management of grants to local recipients.
  • Long-term program implementation support.


AIDSTAR-One is supporting state-of-the-art HIV programming around the world:

  • Comprehensive prevention, treatment, care, and support: AIDSTAR-One is helping to strengthen the national response to HIV in Honduras  through technical assistance and capacity building provided to the Secretariat of Health and the National Association of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Prevention for most-at-risk populations (MARPs): AIDSTAR-One has developed a series of case studies examining prevention programming for MARPs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In Guatemala, AIDSTAR-One conducted an assessment of community-based HIV care and prevention activities for MARPs.
  • Prevention in generalized epidemics: One set of AIDSTAR-One’s case studies explores approaches to prevention in high-prevalence countries in Southern and East Africa, including emerging programs to reduce alcohol-related HIV risk and to address multiple and concurrent partnerships.
  • Counseling and testing: AIDSTAR-One conducted a situation analysis of U.S.-supported programs in Thailand serving men who have sex with men (MSM), and is helping USAID identify and develop effective community-based models of counseling and testing for MSM.
  • Support to local partners for sustainability: AIDSTAR-One is supporting Tanzanian natural resource management organizations that are incorporating HIV activities into their workplans.
  • Partnership frameworks: USAID/India is receiving assistance from AIDSTAR-One to develop its PEPFAR Partnership Framework. This assistance includes various assessments and data collection, as well as support throughout the design and development of the framework.
  • Focus on women and children: AIDSTAR-One is developing a toolkit to help parents and health providers address the psychological and social challenges of caring for HIV-positive children. In Swaziland, AIDSTAR-One is supporting an innovative program that uses HIV-positive “mentor mothers” to work as peer educators and provide care to other HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers.
  • Facility-based infection prevention and control/ injection safety: To help prevent the medical transmission of HIV, AIDSTAR-One is providing long-term technical assistance for injection safety in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Uganda. In Kyrgyzstan, AIDSTAR-One conducted a situation analysis of infection prevention and control practices in health facilities and provided follow-on training that dramatically improved infection prevention and control practices.