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The Program Science initiative: improving the planning, implementation and evaluation of HIV/STI prevention programs
  1. Sevgi O Aral1,
  2. James F Blanchard2
  1. 1Division of STD Prevention, The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  2. 2Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sevgi O Aral, Division of STD Prevention, The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-02, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA; soa1{at}cdc.gov

Abstract

In this article, the authors describe the Program Science initiative in detail, discuss some of its recent accomplishments and explore its significance and timeliness in light of the HIV prevention challenges. The authors also describe the Program Science series being launched and present a preview of future articles.

  • Program Science
  • implementation science
  • complexity
  • combination interventions
  • STD
  • HIV
  • social/policy perspectives
  • social
  • heterosexual BEH
  • sociology
  • behavioural interventions
  • epidemiology
  • public health

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  • Disclaimer The findings and conclusions in this paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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