Using the Prevention Knowledge Base
HIV Prevention Knowledge Base
The HIV Prevention Knowledge Base is a collection of research and tools to help you find what works in prevention. This up-to-date collection of resources will help you identify and adapt evidence-based prevention strategies for your program.
Each knowledge base topic is introduced with a short description of the activity, its epidemiologic importance, a short synthesis of the core elements of the intervention, and a description of the current state of practice followed by:
What We Know – Click here for summaries of the research providing the evidence base that supports the prevention approach
Putting it Into Practice – Read these summaries of promising interventions
Tools and Curricula – Adapt and use these program materials, including tools, curricula, and models
Additional Resources – Link to important additional materials and websites
Effective HIV prevention approaches are likely to include a mix of strategies. Click on “related items” at the bottom of each topic page for allied approaches.
AIDSTAR-One is committed to supporting the development and implementation of effective prevention programs by providing program administrators, planners and managers with up-to-date information on prevention approaches and activities. Materials on the website are intended for a broad audience, including policy makers, researchers and students. Links on the AIDSTAR-One site connect people to helpful resources and websites.
AIDSTAR-One’s technical experts and reviewers carefully select the materials that are represented on the website and update them on a continuous basis. Content is selected using a limited number of recent, seminal articles and resources to include in each Prevention Knowledge Base topic. This short list of articles is selected by topic area experts and undergoes a rigorous review process with multiple expert reviewers revising the content in a series of stages until it is published on the website. The primary objective is to provide users with the most recent developments in programs and research, although some important older references are included.
AIDSTAR-One’s goal is to synthesize state-of-the-art information and present it in an accessible, program-ready format so that it can be put to faster use. The AIDSTAR-One Knowledge Base content goes through multiple stages of technical writing and review by topic area experts. Content is screened for clarity, topic coverage and balance, technical accuracy, and accessibility to program planners and managers.
AIDSTAR-One reviews and updates the HIV Prevention Knowledge Base materials on a continuous basis through a technical review process. In order to keep the volume of information presented at useful, manageable levels, newly posted materials often replace older ones. Look for the date on the bottom of each HIV Prevention Knowledge Base page to see when the materials were last updated.
The HIV Prevention Knowledge Base provides people who plan and implement HIV prevention activities with synopses of program-relevant research findings and programmatic experience. Full citations and available links are provided so that people who may want additional information can learn more.
If you have a suggestion for how to improve the content of HIV Prevention Knowledge Base, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the title of the specific Prevention Knowledge Base topic as the email subject.