|Be The Generation was created by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
to to maintain and establish relationships with communities most
impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in order to promote awareness,
understanding, dialogue, and support for biomedical prevention research,
including HIV vaccine research, microbicide research, and pre-exposure
prophylaxis research. The initiative is supported by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS), part of NIAID at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
For more information visit: www.bethegeneration.nih.gov
What is Biomedical HIV Prevention Research (BHPR)?
are new advancements in research that help to prevent or reduce the
risk for HIV infection. Biomedical HIV prevention research is essential
for fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic.It includes:
A vaccine helps your body learn how to fight infections, such as HIV.
An HIV vaccine would help your body protect itself from HIV infection.
No major epidemic caused by a virus has been stopped without a vaccine.
Right now, there is no vaccine to prevent HIV, and there is still no
cure for AIDS. For more information, go to Be the Generation – HIV Vaccines!
Microbicides are products to help prevent or reduce the risk for HIV
infection, which may be used vaginally or rectally to help protect
people from sexual transmission of HIV and potentially other sexually
transmitted diseases.Microbicides are currently in development and
tested in several forms including gels, creams, films, suppositories, or
as a sponge or ring that releases the active ingredients over time.For
more information, go to Be the Generation –Microbicides!
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP):
PrEP is an HIV prevention approach that uses anti-HIV drugs on HIV
negative individuals as a method to prevent HIV infection. For more
information, go to Be the Generation –PrEP!