HIV and AIDS continue to be a serious health problem in the U.S., with thousands of new people infected each year. The Research & Evaluation Group has been actively engaged in HIV prevention research since 1987, leading the development and testing of two evidence-based HIV prevention interventions currently disseminated by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our team has also contributed to the knowledge-base on factors contributing to HIV risk among vulnerable populations, including injection drug users, men who have sex with men (MSM) and black women. Much of our work in HIV/AIDS prevention research has been carried out in partnership with community advisory boards and community-based organizations across Philadelphia.
Some of our past and current funders include Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Philadelphia Department Public of Health.