Emerging Issues in Today's HIV Response Debate Series
Debate Two: Behavior Change for HIV Prevention
The second debate in the USAID and World Bank-sponsored Emerging Issues in Today’s HIV Response Debate Series was based on the following proposition: “Behavior change in generalized epidemics has not reduced new HIV infections and is an unwise use of HIV prevention resources.”
Dr. Ward Cates, President for Research at FHI, moderated the debate. Dr. Myron Cohen, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Dr. Francois Venter, Senior Director of the Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit at the University of Witwaterstrand, affirmed the proposition. Opposing the proposition were Drs. Daniel Low-Beer, Director of Performance, Impact, and Effectiveness at the Global Fund, and James Shelton, Science Advisor for the Bureau for Global Health, USAID.
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- Flyer for Debate 2 (PDF, 492 KB)
- Prevention Knowledge Base: Combination Approaches
Combining mutually reinforcing biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions to build a comprehensive, lasting, and effective response to HIV
- Prevention Knowledge Base: Behavioral Interventions
Strategies that promote safer behaviors to prevent HIV
- Prevention Knowledge Base: Structural Interventions
Efforts to address social, political, and economic factors that increase vulnerability to HIV
- AIDSTAR-One Case Study: The Scrutinize Campaign: A Youth HIV Prevention Campaign Addressing Multiple and Concurrent Sexual Partnerships