amfAR and Partners Form Caucus for Evidence-Based Prevention
August 28, 2006 - In an effort to advance comprehensive HIV prevention strategies and programming that reflect scientific consensus rather than ideological or political positions, amfAR has teamed with Population Action International (PAI), and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) to convene the Caucus for Evidence-Based Prevention.
The purpose of the Caucus is to promote HIV prevention efforts supported by sound science and to alert the policy and advocacy community when ideology, prejudice, or opinion interfere with evidence-based prevention approaches to reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. Begun as a collaboration among amfAR, PAI, and SEICUS, the Caucus grew to include 58 NGOs by the end of the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto in August. While many Caucus member organizations are focused on HIV/AIDS services, science, and policy, the Caucus also includes secular and faith-based organizations whose missions range in scope from reproductive health and family planning to human rights to global development and humanitarian relief.
To read Caucus newsletters and reports, click here.