The APRP was an affiliate of Harvard University from August 2007 through April 2010 under a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. All content is archived as of June 1, 2010.


APRP News & Publications (2007-2010)
Publications of APRP researchers
News articles in which APRP researchers have been featured or cited
Interviews with APRP researchers
APRP Newsletter Archive

Publications of APRP researchers:

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Green EC, Cedza Dlamini, Zoe Duby, Nicole C. D'Errico Allison Ruark. Mobilizing Indigenous Resources for Anthropologically Designed Behaviour Change Interventions. African Journal of AIDS Research 8(4) 2009, p389-400.

Green, E.C., N. Hearst, T. Mah, A. Herling-Ruark. A Framework of Sexual Partnerships: Risks and Implications for HIV Prevention in Africa. Studies in Family Planning 2009; 40[1]: pp 63-70.

Halperin DT, Stover J, Reynolds HW. Benefits and costs of expanding access to family planning programs to women living with HIV. AIDS 2009, 23 (suppl 1):S123–S13.

Green EC. Establishing Risk Elimination and Improving Harm Reduction in AIDS Prevention. Russian Journal of AIDS, Cancer and Public Health 2009; 13-N3(28):46-56.

Green EC, Hearst, N. Was the Pope Wrong? The Lancet, Volume 373, Issue 9675, Page 1603, 9 May 2009.

Green EC. The Pope May Be Right [Op-Ed]. Washington Post, 29 Mar 2009.

Halperin, D, de Moya, E, Preze-Then, E, et al. Understanding the HIV Epidemic in the Dominican Republic: A Prevention Success Story in the Caribbean? JAIDS, May 2009; 51: S52-S59.

Ruark A, Shelton J, Halperin DT, Wawer M, Gray R. Universal voluntary HIV testing and immediate antiretroviral therapy [Correspondence]. The Lancet 2009; 373(9669):1078. [click here to access; free registration may be required]

Green EC, Mah TL, Ruark A, Hearst N. A Framework of Sexual Partnerships: Risks and Implications for HIV Prevention in Africa. Studies in Family Planning 2009; 40(1): 63-70.

Wilson D, Halperin DT. "Know your epidemic, know your response": a useful approach, if we get it right. The Lancet 2008; 372(9637): 423-6 [click here to access; free registration may be required]


Merson M, Padian N, Coates TJ, et al. Combination HIV prevention. The Lancet 2008; 372(9652): 1805-6.

Halperin DT. Combination HIV prevention must be based on evidence. The Lancet 2009; 373(9663): 544-5.

Ruark AH, Halperin D. Deadly Networks [Review of Unimagined Community: Sex, Networks, and AIDS in Uganda and South Africa, by Robert Thornton]. The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2009.

Kirby D, Halperin DT. Success in Uganda: an analysis of behavior changes that led to declines in HIV prevalence in the early 1990s. ETR Associates, 2008. [click here to access this report as well as other reports in the "Success in Uganda" series]

Potts M, Halperin DT, Kirby D, et al.  Reassessing HIV prevention. Science 2008; 320: 749-50. [click here to access article]


De Lay P. Tailoring AIDS prevention. Science 2008; 321 (5896): 1631. [click here to access]

Prince AM. HIV Testing for whole populations. Science 2008; 321 (5896): 1631. [click here to access]

Halperin DT, Potts M, Kirby D, Klausner J, Wamai R, Swidler A, Marseille A, Walsh J, Hearst N. Response to DeLay and Prince. Science 2008; 321 (5896): 1632-4. [click here to access both Prince and Halperin, et al.] 

Mah TL. Concurrent Sexual Partnerships and HIV/AIDS among Youths in the Cape Metropolitan Area. Centre for Social Science Research Working Papers [#226] 2008: University of Cape Town. [Can be accessed online here]

Mah TL. Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV transmission in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Centre for Social Science Research Working Papers [#225] 2008: University of Cape Town. [Can be accessed online here]

Green EC. Book Review: The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West and the Fight Against AIDS. Journal of the American Medical Association, 2008; 300(5): 587-589. [Can be accessed online for a fee here]

Mah TL and Halperin DT. Concurrent sexual partnerships and the HIV epidemics in Africa: Evidence to move forward AIDS and Behavior 2008; [published online]. [Can be accessed for a fee at]

Halperin DT, Wamai RG, Weiss HA, Hankins C, Agot K, Abdool Karim Q, Shisana O, Otolorin EO, Kapiga S, Serwadda DM, Sanchez J, Pape JW, Mabuza K, Bowa K, Kebaabetswe P, Wilson D, Simelane D, Morris B, Sawires Phiri M, Setswe G, Sewankambo N, Heywood M, Woelk G, Ntaganira I, Cates W, Rees H, Diallo MO, Makhubele MB, Leclerc-Madlala S, Jackson H, Dludlu S, Kalambayi Kayembe P, Nyamucherera OF, Bongaarts J, Geffen N, Heywood M, Ncala J, Betukumesu B, Kintaudi L, Salang Seloilwe, Zungu N, Ruiz M, Venter F, Micheni K, de Moya EA, Cash R, Bailey RC. Male circumcision is an efficacious, lasting and cost-effective strategy for combating HIV in high-prevalence AIDS epidemics: Time to move beyond debating the science. Future HIV Therapy 2008, 2(5): 399-405.

Halperin D. Letter: HIV Prevention. Washington Times, 12 June 2008.

Green EC, Ruark AH. AIDS and the Churches: Getting the Story Right. First Things, April 2008.

Weiss HA, Halperin D, Bailey RC, Hayes RJ, Schmid G, Hankins CA. Male circumcision for HIV prevention: from evidence to action? AIDS 2008; 22: 567-574. [can be accessed for a fee at]

Klausner JD, Wamai RG, Bowa K, Agot K, Kagimba J, Halperin D. Is male circumcision as good as the HIV vaccine we've been waiting for? (Editorial). Future Medicine 2008; 2(1): 1-7.

Halperin D. Putting a Plague in Perspective. The New York Times, 1 Jan 2008.

Ruark AH. Safer Sexual Behavior Helps Beat the Virus. European Voice, 29 Nov 2007.

Green EC. Will Money Solve Africa's Development Problems? Special section of The New York Times, 4 Nov 2007.

Halperin D. AIDS Prevention: What Works? The Washington Post, 22 Oct 2007.

Halperin D, Epstein H. Why is HIV prevalence so severe in southern Africa? The role of multiple concurrent partnerships and lack of male circumcision. Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine 2007; 26:19-25. 

Epstein H, Halperin DT.  Global sexual behaviour (Correspondence). The Lancet 2007; 369: 557.

Green EC, Halperin DT, et al. Uganda's HIV prevention success: the role of sexual behavior change and the national response. AIDS and Behavior 2006; 10(4): 335-46.

Green EC, Witte K. Can fear arousal in public health campaigns contribute to the decline of HIV prevalence? Journal of Health Communication 2006; 11: 245-259.

Shelton JD, Halperin DT, Wilson D. Has global HIV incidence peaked? The Lancet 2006; 367: 1120-1122.

Green EC, Halperin DT, Nantulya V, and Hogle JA. Uganda's HIV Prevention Success: The Role of Sexual Behavior Change and the National Response. AIDS and Behavior 2006; 10(4): 347-350.

Cassell MM, Halperin DT, Shelton JD, Stanton D. Risk compensation: the Achilles' heel of innovations in HIV prevention? British Medical Journal 2006; 332; 605-607.

Halperin DT, Steiner M, Cassell M, Green EC, Hearst N, Kirby D, Gayle H, Cates W, et al. [149 signers in total]. The time has come for common ground on preventing sexual transmission of HIV. The Lancet 2004; 364: 1913-15.

Shelton JD, Halperin DT, Nantulya V, Potts M, Gayle HD, Holmes KK. Partner reduction is crucial for balanced "ABC" approach to HIV prevention. British Medical Journal 2004; 328: 891-94.

Halperin DT, Epstein H. Concurrent sexual partnerships help to explain Africa's high HIV prevalence: implications for prevention. The Lancet 2004; 364: 4-6.

News articles in which APRP researchers have been featured or cited:

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11/5/09: AIDS Drugs Should Be Used to Help Prevent Infections, WHO Says  (

10/25/09: Experts want African aid funds channelled away from HIV (

8/2/09: Can condoms really do the job? (Times of Swaziland)

7/31/09: Response to A Jihad on the AIDS Mafia (

7/15/09: A Jihad on the AIDS Mafia (Forbes Magazine)

4/21/09: The War on Condoms (The Alligator, Oxford University)

4/16/09: The Politics of Condoms (The Harvard Crimson)

3/31/09: HSPH Prof. Arouses Condom Controversy (The Harvard Crimson)

3/27/09: Harvard Aids expert says Pope 'correct' on condoms and spread of HIV (UK Times Online)

3/17/09: HIV/AIDS: The factors of biology and risky behavior (The Take Away, Public Radio International)

8/24/08: Battling old behaviour the new front in AIDS fight (Ottawa Citizen)

8/6/08: Call for targeted Aids prevention funding (Financial Times)

5/27/08: Battling AIDS in Africa with New Strategies (radio interview with Daniel Halperin on National Public Radio)

5/19/08: Some experts say money poured into fighting AIDS in Africa is going to waste (International Herald Tribune)

5/19/08: A Low-tech Way to Combat HIV/AIDS (Harvard Public Health Review)

5/19/08: Rethinking HIV prevention priorities (podcast interview with Daniel Halperin conducted by Harvard Public Health Review)

5/9/08: HIV funding priority shift call (BBC News)

5/9/08: Effort to control HIV in Africa 'badly targeted' (The Times Online)

3/27/08: The Snip that Could Save His Life (Globe and Mail)

1/18/08: AIDS Experts Wonder if Focus is Right (Associated Press)

12/16/07: 'Best-Kept Secret' for HIV-Free Africa (Washington Post)

11/21/07: U.N. AIDS Numbers (radio interview with Edward C. Green on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation program The Current)

11/20/07: U.N. to Say it Overstated H.I.V. Cases by Millions (New York Times)

10/25/07: African AIDS Statistics Overblown, Experts Say (

10/15/07: Only 60 Percent of Africa's AIDS Patients Still Being Treated 2 Years Later, Report Says (Associated Press)

7/20/07: Western Medicine Doesn't Have All the Answers (New Scientist)

7/19/07: Africa's Medical Traditions Can Aid Foreign Donors (Wall Street Journal Online)

6/8/07: India Said to Play Down AIDS, Has Many Fewer with Virus Than Thought, Study Finds (New York Times)

5/14/07: The Spread of HIV in Africa [radio show] (Open Source)

3/29/07: W.H.O. Urges Circumcision to Reduce Spread of AIDS (New York Times)

2/23/07: Circumcision's Anti-AIDS Effect Found Greater Than First Thought (New York Times)

12/14/06: H.I.V. Risk Halved by Circumcision, U.S. Agency Finds (New York Times)

8/24/05: Is loveLife Making Them Love Life? (Mail & Guardian)

6/22/03: UN Report Adds to a Condom Debate: HIV Failure Rate Found to Be 10% (Boston Globe)


Recent Interviews with APRP Researchers

9/15/2009: Green Interview in  Ilsussidiaro AIDS: A Cultural Problem.

8/4/09: Halperin Interview on The Current  HIV Treatment as Prevention (Canadian Broadcast Corporation)


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