As part of its technical assistance and information dissemination efforts, the HIV/AIDS Prevention Program produces a range of regular and periodic publications each year. These include:
AIDS Information Exchange
Published several times a year, the AIX provides a forum for discussion of emerging HIV prevention and policy issues. It also highlights USCM HIV prevention activities. Topics covered in recent years include: syringe exchange, HIV prevention and women, and HIV prevention activities in jail.
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- AIDS Information Exchange, March 2001: Profiles of 2000-2001 Grant Recipients DOWNLOAD IT!
- AIDS Information Exchange, December 1999: The Role of Pharmacies in Preventing HIV Among Injection Drug Users DOWNLOAD IT!
- AIDS Information Exchange, February 1999: HIV Prevention Community Planning Profiles ORDER IT!
- AIDS Information Exchange, December 1998: HIV Prevention Community Planning Profiles: Assessing the Process and the Evolving Effects DOWNLOAD IT!
HIV Prevention Case Studies
This occasional series provides in-depth reviews of innovative USCM-funded AIDS prevention programs.
- HIV Prevention for Women at High Risk (September, 2001)
The United States Conference of Mayors Technical Assistance Reports
This periodic series is designed to provide practical guidance to HIV prevention service organizations on issues such as conducting needs assessments, program evaluation, and proposal writing skills in a concise and accessible format.
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- Technical Assistance Reports, 2003. Proposal Writing for HIV/AIDS Prevention Grants DOWNLOAD IT!
- Best Practices in HIV Prevention and Outreach Strategies: 2001... Highlights locally-based HIV prevention programs and strategies and innovative ways of improving outreach efforts. Download the best practices document here.
These occasional full-length reports, which are frequently based on extensive qualitative and quantitative research, provide detailed analyses of a range of HIV prevention policy and programmatic issues.
HIV Prevention Program publications from 1994 to the present are listed below in chronological order. Copies of USCM publications are provided at no charge to federal, state, and local government agencies, community-based organizations and educational institutions. Single copies of AIDS Information Exchange (AIX), other information exchange publications, HIV Capsule Reports, and Technical Assistance Reports (TAR) and Special Reports are available upon request. All requests should be made in writing and should include name, mailing address and telephone number or e-mail. Individuals or organizations wishing to receive any of these publications should fax their requests to 202-293-2352. Publication requests can also be mailed to the following address:
Attn: Health Programs
The United States Conference of Mayors
Health Programs/ HIV Prevention
1620 Eye St., NW
Washington, DC 20006
AIDS Information Exchange (AIX)
AIX is a periodic newsletter of the USCM AIDS Program and serves as a forum for discussion of local and national AIDS issues and innovative AIDS education activities.
1. Assessing the HIV Prevention Needs of Gay and Bisexual Men of Color
(June 1994) (Pub. #1-8746-001)
2. Initiating Needle Exchange Programs (A Look at Two Communities)
(October 1994) (Pub. #2-8746-002)
3. Safer-Sex Relapse: A Contemporary Challenge
(November 1994) (Pub. #3-8746-003)
4. Lessons Learned From USCM Needs Assessment Grants
(March 1995) (Pub. #1-8746-004)
5. HIV Prevention Community Planning Profiles: Assessing Year One
(April 1995) (Pub. #2-8746-005)
6. HIV and Other STDs: How Do They Fit Together?
(June 1995) (Pub. #3-8743-006)
7. HIV Prevention Activities in Jail: Targeting City & Co. Correctional Facilities
(August 1995) (Pub. #4-8743-007)
8. USCM Awards 16 Grants
(September 1995) (Pub. #5-8743-008)
9. HIV Prevention Community Planning Profiles: Assessing the Impact
(June 1996) (Pub. #1-8676.13-009)
10. HIV Prevention and Women
(January 1997) (Pub. #1-8676.13-010)
11. Syringe Exchange in 1997: Cost-Effectiveness and Public Health Benefits
(August 1997) (Pub. #2-8676.14-011)
12. Profiles of 1997 Grant Recipients
13. HIV Prevention Community Planning Profiles: Assessing the Process and the Evolving Effects
(October 1997) (Pub. #3-8676.14-012)
(February 1999) (Pub. #1-8676.15-013)
14. Profiles of 1998 Grant Recipients
(April 1999) (Pub. #2-8676.15-014)
15. The Role of Pharmacies in Preventing HIV Among Injection Drug Users
(December 1999) (Pub. 3-8676-16-015)
16. Profiles of 1999 Grant Recipients
(February 2000) (Pub.1- 8676.16-016)
17. Profiles of 2000-2001 Grant Recipients
(March 2001) (Pub. 2-8676.17-017)
The United States Conference of Mayors Technical Assistance Reports (TAR)
TARs are designed to assist organizations conducting HIV/AIDS prevention education programs.
1. Evaluation for HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs
HIV Capsule Report
(December 1990) (Pub. #1-8749-001)
2. Showing Program Effectiveness through Case Studies
(October 1992) (Pub. #1-8749-002)
3. Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors (KABB) Surveys
(December 1994) (Pub. #1-8746-003)
4. Proposal Writing for HIV/AIDS Prevention Grants
(Update October 1996) (Pub. #1-8673.13-004)
5. Needs Assessment for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Programs
(Update October 1996) (Pub. #2-8676.13-005)
6. Focus Groups: Using Them to Enhance Your HIV Prevention Programs
(November 2000) (Pub. #1-8676.17-006)
The HIV Capsule Report reviews debates about HIV prevention policy taking place at the local level.
Assessing the HIV Prevention Needs of Gay & Bisexual Men of Color
(December 1993) (Pub. #5-8749-005)
This needs assessment was conducted to assist public officials, community-based organizations and others in HIV program planning, policy development and implementation of effective risk reduction strategies. The needs assessment will assist local elected officials and local health departments in achieving a better understanding of the prevailing gaps in meeting the prevention needs of gay and bisexual men of color and, more importantly, activities that might be undertaken at the local level to improve current prevention efforts.
Needle Exchange: Moving Beyond the Controversy
(September 1994) (Pub. #6-8746-008)
A summary of the Local Needle Exchange Forum conducted by USCM with the support of The Gund Foundation.
HIV Prevention Community Planning Profiles: Assessing Year One
The report profiles nine grantees of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the first year of the HIV Prevention Community Planning initiative. Innovative practices employed by grantees and factors that facilitate or hinder planning activities are highlighted. Further, the report explores significant emergent issues resulting from HIV Prevention Community Planning nationwide. The study will assist local and state health departments, state and federal policymakers, and community-based organizations in assessing the preliminary results and future implications of this new initiative. It will also serve as a guide to successful HIV Prevention Community Planning practices for Community Planning Groups (CPGs) nationwide.
HIV Prevention Community Planning Profiles: Assessing the Impact
The report profiles seven health departments funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and evaluates the programmatic and policy impact of the CDC's HIV Prevention Community Planning initiative. Building upon HIV Prevention Community Planning Profiles: Assessing Year One, USCM's assessment of the initiative during its first year. The study focuses on the impact and evolution of HIV Prevention Community Planning from its inception in January 1994 through the end of its second year in December 1995 by comparing activities prior to January 1994 to those that have taken place since then.
HIV Prevention Community Planning Profiles: Assessing the Process and the Evolving Effects
This report is the third in the series of multiple-case studies of community planning funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and conducted by The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). Data sources included documents, interviews with health department staff and community planning group members, and focus group discussions with HIV prevention service providers. The study focuses on the evolution of the initiative since its introduction, with particular emphasis on issues that were prominent during the fourth year of community planning (1996-1997) and with reference to issues that arose during the fifth year. This unique longitudinal perspective was made possible through the participation of five CDC HIV prevention grantees, all of which were involved in one or both of the USCM case studies of the first and second years of the initiative (HIV Prevention Community Planning Profiles: Assessing Year One  and HIV Prevention Community Planning Profiles: Assessing the Impact .