Federal Government Programs Aimed at Improving HIV Prevention.


Prevention Education

Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs

HIV-prevention strategies are key to stopping the epidemic in the United States. The following links provide information on Federal programs that support HIV-prevention education.

CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs
As a part of its overall public health mission, CDC provides leadership in helping control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by working with community, state, national, and international partners in surveillance, research, and prevention and evaluation activities.

  • Act Against AIDS Campaign
    This multifaceted, five-year education and prevention campaign was created to promote HIV prevention and was launched in 2009. The goal of the Campaign is to reduce the incidence of HIV across the United States.
  • 2008 Compendium of Evidence - Based HIV Prevention Interventions
    Community-level, individual-level, and group-level interventions. The CDC updated the list in May 2009, and it includes 14 new interventions.
  • Advancing HIV Prevention: New Strategies for a Changing Epidemic
    The Advancing HIV Prevention (AHP) initiative aims to reduce barriers to early diagnosis of HIV infection and increase access to quality medical care, treatment, and prevention services for those living with HIV.
  • HIV Cost Effectiveness
    The CDC offers tools to help HIV-prevention programs consider cost effectiveness in their planning activities.
  • Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (CRCS)
    Information for community-based organizations and health departments that are, or will be, implementing CRCS (formerly known as Prevention Case Management or PCM)—an intensive, individual-level, client-centered risk-reduction intervention for people at high risk for HIV infection or transmission.
  • HIV Prevention Among Injection Drug Users (IDUs)
    Access to materials and resources developed to assist HIV prevention providers working with IDUs and their sex partners.
  • Replicating Effective Programs Plus (REP)
    Prevention interventions that have been tested and proven to work, with ideas on where you can find more resources related to training, technical assistance, and implementation of these interventions.
  • Social Determinants of Health
    Social determinants of health are those social, economic, and environmental factors which influence health and health disparities. These factors are integral in addressing and understanding health disparities—in particular health disparities associated with HIV/AIDS.

Our Federal Partners

HHS is responsible for coordinating HIV/AIDS related information across the Federal government. Content for this web site is provided by:

  • The White House.  Washington
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Department of Labor
  • US General Services Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • United States Agency for International Development

Agencies and offices from across HHS also provide content and support for AIDS.gov:

  • Administration on Aging
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • US Food and Drug Administration
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Indian Health Services
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
  • Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Office for Civil Rights