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About HISTP

Mission

The HIV Intervention Science Training Program (HISTP) is an NIMH-funded multidisciplinary training program that seeks to develop and facilitate the growth of scientists from underrepresented groups conducting HIV-related dissemination and implementation research.

Message from the director

The continuing spread of HIV among racial/ethnic minority (REM) communities has created a scientific, moral and ethical imperative for the development and testing of effective, culturally-congruent HIV intervention prevention models. In designing such models, there is a need to consider the target community’s unique ethno-cultural factors, as well as co-occurring social and mental health issues specific to the community. Read More

Dissemination and Implementation

There is an urgent need to increase dissemination and implementation (D&I) research to ensure that effective HIV prevention interventions are delivered to the communities that need them; a new generation of HIV researchers needs to be trained to conduct such research to make a major impact in reducing new HIV infections, particularly among communities of color.