Real AIDS Prevention Project: A community mobilization program, designed to reduce risk for HIV and unintended pregnancy among women in communities at high risk by increasing condom use. This intervention relies on peer-led activities, including: outreach/one-on-one brief conversations with brochures, referrals, and condom distribution; small group safer sex discussions and presentations.
There is also peer interaction with community businesses, who participate in media campaigns with distribution of role model stories and prevention and health information newsletters and brochures. RAPP is based on the transtheoretical model of behavior change.
RAPP targets sexually active women of reproductive age and their male partners.
Important CDC Update:
The CDC’s strategy for High Impact HIV Prevention involves prioritizing and implementing an optimal combination of cost-effective, scalable interventions based on the current state of the science. This shift should help improve the effectiveness of HIV prevention efforts, reduce HIV incidence, and ultimately increase the possibility of achieving an AIDS-free America. In its ongoing effort to align HIV prevention resources with current surveillance data and this strategy, the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at CDC will not offer trainings or capacity building assistance on the following evidence-based interventions (EBIs): AIM, ¡Cuídate!, Focus on Youth, MIP, Nia, RAPP, Safety Counts, SHIELD, SIHLE, SISTA, Street Smart and VOICES/VOCES (except when used with MSM). Some health departments or other funders may continue to support implementation of these EBIs, and the implementation materials for all these interventions will remain on www.effectiveinterventions.org and be available for download. If you have additional questions about this issue, please contact email@example.com.
CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) will provide support to their grantees on AIM, ¡Cuídate!, and SIHLE. For further information on DRH’s efforts, please contact Trisha Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please read CDC's Dear Prevention Partner Letter - August 26, 2013
. You may also click on the link, DHAP EBI Prioritization Webinar
, to view the September 4, 2013 webinar recording.
Research and Development for RAPP
Lauby, J. L., Smith, P. J., Stark, M., Person, B., Adams, J. (2000). A community-level prevention intervention for inner city women: Results of the Women and Infants Demonstration Projects. American Journal of Public Health, 90(2), 216-222.
Program Review Panel Information
The CDC requires all CDC-funded agencies using the RAPP intervention to identify, or establish, and utilize a Program Review Panel and complete Form 0.1113 to document this activity. The intervention researchers and developers are not involved in this activity. This is a CDC requirement for their grantees, and all questions in this regard should be directed to your agency's CDC Project Officer or to the health department funding your agency's implementation of the intervention.
The Program Review Panel guidelines, instructions for completion of Form 0.113, and the form itself are available under the Related Links section of this website.
CDC Policy on Youth Peer Outreach Workers
CDC funded (directly or indirectly) agencies using youth (either paid or volunteer) in program outreach activities need to use caution and judgment in the venues/situations where youth workers are placed. Agencies should give careful consideration to the "age appropriateness" of the activity or venue. Additionally, agencies should comply with all relevant laws and regulations regarding entrance into adult establishments/environments. Laws and curfews should be clearly outlined in required safety protocols developed and implemented by agencies directly and indirectly funded by CDC.
If you have specific questions, please contact your CDC project officer.