CARE Is a CDC Best Evidence Intervention
CDC “best evidence” for risk reduction, “good evidence” for medication adherence
The HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) project at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated CARE as a:
- “Best evidence” intervention for risk reduction
- “Good evidence” intervention for medication adherence
The designation is based on the results of the following study:
Kurth, A. E., Spielberg, F., Cleland, C. M., Lambdin, B., Bangsberg, D. R., Frick, P. A., . . . Holmes, K. K. (2014). Computerized counseling reduces HIV-1 viral load and sexual transmission risk: Findings from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 65, 611-620. The report is available free from PubMed.
The PRS project identifies evidence-based interventions and best evidences to help HIV prevention planners and providers in the United States select interventions most appropriate for HIV prevention within their communities. CARE is one of the select interventions that qualifies for listing in the Compendium of Evidence-based HIV Behavioral Interventions (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/dhap/prb/prs/index.html).