Concept Note: HIV Prevention


Arnquist S, Talbot JR, Rhatigan J, Weintraub R, Plank R. Concept Note: HIV Prevention. Harvard Business Publishing. 2012.


This concept note reviews the epidemiological landscape of HIV/AIDS; the history and challenge of HIV prevention; means for preventing sexual transmission of HIV, transmission through blood exposure, and mother-to-child transmission as well as potential benefits of pre-exposure prophylaxis. It discusses strategies for implementing HIV prevention programs and the outlook for future programs.

Type of epidemic by area, data collection strategy, and intervention
Type of epidemic by area, data collection strategy, and intervention. Source: Wilson D, Halperin DT. “Know your epidemic, know your response”: a useful approach, if we get it right. The Lancet. 2008;372(9637):423-426.

Learning Objectives: To aid students in fully understanding the HIV prevention landscape and concepts in the Cases in Global Health Delivery.

Keywords: Policy, AIDS, R&D, prevention


Acknowledgements: This Concept Note was prepared with assistance from Mehreen Iqbal.
Last updated on 03/25/2018