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Key populations such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, and people who use drugs face unique hurdles in HIV epidemics across the world. @Research2Prev
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision is proven to be effective in reducing HIV risk for men. Are current plans for scale-up feasible?
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Structural and combination prevention programs recognize the multi-level factors that contribute to individual and community risk for HIV infection.


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R2P Project Overview Brief 

The Objectives of R2P were

  • To conduct applied research and program evaluation to identify interventions that successfully increase access to, and the quality of, HIV prevention service
  • To promote the utilization of data in the design or mid-course modification of HIV prevention programs to make them more effective
  • To build local capacity, both in applied research and in the utilization of data, for improving programs and influencing policies

To achieve these objectives, R2P conducted over 30 applied research projects in 18 countries. 







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First photo: © 2006 Felix Masi, Courtesy of Photoshare.
Second photo: © 2007 Inon Schenker, Courtesy of Photoshare
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Research to Prevention (R2P) was a 5-year HIV prevention project funded by USAID and led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and implemented by faculty throughout the University. It was managed by the Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

R2P was conducted in partnership with the



Integrated HIV Serological and Behavioral Surveillance among Persons Attending Alcohol Consumption Venues in Gaborone, Botswana. Full Report

SYMMACS: The Systematic Monitoring of the Male Circumcision Scale-up in Eastern and Southern Africa. Interim Report of Results from Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Final Report | Research Brief

HIV among Female Sex Workers and Men Who Have Sex with Men in Swaziland: A combined report of quantitative and qualitative studies. Full Report

Understandings and Interpretations of Communication Campaign Messages about Concurrent Partnerships, Acute HIV Infection And Sexual Networks in Botswana and Tanzania. Full Report

Exploring Aspects of Demand Creation and Mobilization for Male Circumcision among Older Men in Turkana, Kenya. Full Report | Research Brief