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EBP Listing

What are Evidence-Based HIV prevention Practices (EBPs)?

EBP’s are interventions that have been evaluated by rigorous research and found to be effective and recommended for working with HIV-positive or at-risk individuals.


ARTAS refers to Anti-Retroviral Treatment  & Access to Services, an individual level, multi-session, time limited intervention that aims to link individuals recently diagnosed with HIV to medical care.

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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) involves taking anti-HIV medications as soon as possible after you may have been exposed (occupational and non-occupational “nPEP”) to HIV to try to reduce the chance of becoming HIV positive. These medications keep HIV from making copies of itself and spreading through your body.

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PreP)

PrEP is a new FDA-approved HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV take a daily pill (ARV) to reduce their risk of becoming infected. When used consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection among adult men and women at very high risk for HIV infection through sex or injecting drug use. Only oral PreP is approved now, however there are currently trials underway for topical microbicides, vaginal ring, and injectables.

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Treatment-as-Prevention (TAP)

Identify HIV positive individuals and provide ARV medication upon entry into care in order to decrease viral load, thereby preventing new infections.

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Behavioral/psychosocial HIV prevention Interventions

Formerly known as DEBIs (Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions) see: https://www.effectiveinterventions.org/en/Home.aspx

High Impact HIV/AIDS Prevention Project (HIP) is CDC’s approach to reducing HIV infections in the United States.

See more at: http://www.effectiveinterventions.org/en/HighImpactPrevention/Interventions.aspx

CDC updates an online Compendium of Evidence-based HIV Prevention Interventions by adding newly identified evidence-based behavioral interventions (EBI) that have been scientifically proven to significantly reduce HIV risk. CDC’s Compendium now includes over 74 HIV risk reduction (RR) evidence-based behavioral interventions and 8 HIV medication adherence (MA) evidence-based behavioral interventions. These interventions are classified as either best-evidence or good-evidence and have gone through rigorous evaluation with results demonstrating evidence of efficacy for individual, group and community level behavioral interventions for high-risk populations.

Below are the Diffusion Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBIs) currently being offered by the agencies and practitioners participating in Project ICI:

Reference: Danya International, Inc. (2012). Effective Interventions HIV Prevention that works: Behavioral Interventions.  Retrieved June 18th, 2013, from http://www.effectiveinterventions.org/en/HighImpactPrevention/Interventions.aspx


For a complete listing of DEBIs provided in New York City, please see the attachment below.

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