At the International AIDS Conference taking place in Washington, DC in July of 2012, a clear theme continues to be an overwhelming need, globally, for effective, inexpensive, and uncomplicated HIV prevention interventions. In particular, there is an incredible need for EBIs that improve the correct and consistent use of condoms, which, despite being in existence for over 400 years and commercially available since 1920, continue to pose a challenge for men and women throughout the world.
CAI is very pleased to announce that we have completed a two-year CDC-funded Replicating Effective Programs (REP) project to translate, pilot and package, the evidence-based intervention, Focus on the Future (FOF), into an Implementation Package to support the replication of FOF throughout the US and internationally. FOF was developed by Dr. Richard Crosby in 2004 as a brief single-session, clinic-based intervention for use with African-American men between the ages of 18-29 who have sex with women. FOF has been rigorously evaluated, and be shown to effectively increase correct and consistent condom use, as well as reduce STD acquisition among the target population. FOF uses trained Peer Health Advisors to deliver the intervention, making it a low-resource EBI that can be implemented quickly and inexpensively. FOF can also be adapted for use in different settings and different target populations.