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 Symposia & Events:  
During the project several key symposia were held drawing leaders in HIV prevention and mapping a course for improved approaches to prevention research and messaging.

January 28-29, 2009

Gaborone, Botswana 

Addressing Multiple and Concurrent Partnerships in Southern Africa: Developing Guidance for Bold Action

The AIDS Prevention Research Project at Harvard University, the World Bank, and UNAIDS will co-host a 2-day meeting on "Addressing MCP in Southern Africa: Developing Guidance for Bold Actions." This meeting will be held at the Gaborone Sun Hotel in Gaborone, Botswana, January 28-29, 2009, and will bring together approximately 40 representatives from various organizations working in the southern Africa region with the aim of establishing a common vision and agenda to guide interventions and strategies addressing multiple and concurrent partnerships (MCP).

August 2-8, 2008

XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, Mexico

In August, 2008, all four APRP Researchers presented current work at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Click below to view these posters.

April 29, 2008

Dangerous Liaisons: Concurrent Sexual Partnerships and the South African HIV/AIDS Epidemic

On April 29, 2008, APRP Research Fellow Timothy Mah presented his on-going research into concurrent sexual partnerships in the South African township of Khayelitsha, Western Cape to the Takemi Fellows in International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. The presentation included preliminary data from a study that examined the frequency of concurrent partnerships, correlates of such partnerships and the socio-cultural and socio-economic contexts of the phenomenon, using mixed methods.


Dec. 11, 2007

Setting a New Agenda for HIV Prevention: Breaking the Deadly E2=(MC)3 Equation in Southern Africa

On December 11, 2007, researchers from various institutions in South Africa and representatives from major foundations in the southern Africa region met in Johannesburg. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the behavioural drivers and risk factors fueling the HIV epidemics of southern Africa, along with new directions for AIDS prevention interventions and greater involvement of private foundations and other partners and stake-holders in strategic HIV prevention.

Meeting Presentations

Additional Meeting Documents

Jan. 17, 2007

Evidence-Based Behavior Change HIV Prevention Approaches for Sub-Saharan Africa 

Presentation by Daniel Halperin at the Harvard University Program on AIDS (HUPA) Seminar Series.

Powerpoint presentation, video, and other materials from the talk

Dec. 17-20, 2006

African Successes in HIV Prevention: Considering the Power of Behavior-Based Approaches

This symposium brought together scientific researchers, pioneers of the Uganda behavior-based approach, religious leaders, reproductive health specialists, historians, policymakers and government leaders in Munyonyo, Uganda to discuss the latest research evidence from Africa that pertains to prevention of the sexual transmission of HIV, and related issues.

Symposium Program 

Symposium Resolutions

This is an archived website as of June 1, 2010