acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, evaluation studies, health services, HIV, public policy



  1. Holtgrave, David R. PhD


This article presents a brief, logical framework that can be used in conducting a review of the comprehensiveness of any governmental human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention program at the local, state, or national level. The framework, presented as a checklist of questions, could be used by external evaluators of an HIV prevention program, used internally for continuous quality improvement, or a combination of the two. The checklist can be used to select components of HIV prevention programs in need of particular, critical improvements.