The AIDS Prevention Research Project was based at the Harvard University Center for Population and Development Studies and was established to support evidence-based research on the impact of behavioral approaches in reducing the transmission of HIV worldwide.
The Project investigated and documented HIV prevention successes, as well as other promising behavior-based approaches, to help guide the development of evidence-based models of behavior change for both generalized and concentrated epidemics.
The pivotal role of partner reduction well as other behavior-based prevention strategies that have been shown successful in reducing HIV prevalence in generalized epidemics were investigated and communicated. This Project also sought to promote a deeper understanding of the influence that spirituality, beliefs and values, such as respect and responsibility, can have on human behavior and health, especially with regard to the AIDS pandemic.
The APRP was supported by a three year grant from the John Templeton Foundation (2007-2010).