HIV/AIDS Program Support + Expertise

ICF International offers professional services along the entire continuum of HIV/AIDS program needs—from multidisciplinary research and evaluation, to management consulting, marketing and communications, training and technical assistance, and information technology.



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that every year approximately 56,000 Americans are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. More than one million Americans are living with HIV, but approximately 200,000 do not know it. HIV/AIDS impacts disproportionately members of racial and ethnic minority communities, men who have sex with men, and injecting drug users. Young American men and women from minority communities are at particular risk. The estimates for 2006 through 2009 are the first multiyear estimates using CDC’s national HIV incidence surveillance methodology, which is based on direct measurement of new HIV infections using a laboratory test that can classify new diagnoses as either recent or long-standing. The new estimates suggest that overall HIV incidence in the United States has been relatively stable and also underscore some key HIV prevention challenges that require urgent action.

ICF’s HIV/AIDS portfolio combines the expertise of hundreds of public health, information technology, behavioral science, cultural competence, technical assistance and capacity building, substance abuse and mental health, and other professionals necessary for successful HIV/AIDS related programs and activities. We have a long and continuing relationship with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), CDC, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other federal agencies working on domestic and international programs for prevention, care and research. Among ICF's projects are,, Scientific and Programmatic Support Services for the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), the Data Coordinating Center for the Medical Monitoring Project, the enhanced HIV/AIDS Reporting System (eHARS). ICF has carried out the USAID Demographic and Health Surveys program for more than two decades.

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  • Surveys and needs assessments—For more than 30 years, ICF has conducted health-focused surveys with a combination of sampling techniques, mixed-mode and technology-enhanced research methodologies, and local-language interviewing.
  • Research and evaluation—ICF applies tested methodologies and best practices to deliver top-quality results and help clients keep their programs on target. We begin each evaluation by working closely with the client to understand the scope, purpose, and setting of the activity to be examined. A team of social scientists then details an evaluation design that employs sound methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Health communications—ICF uses both traditional tactics and innovative tools to craft precise, culturally appropriate messages and materials that resonate with target markets and help improve quality of life and health outcomes. Our health communications work is solidly grounded in research, evaluation, and best practices, and focuses on a wide range of messages. ICF also offers full creative and media capabilities. From graphic artists and media buyers to social media experts and video producers, we can design and deploy all assets of high-impact, action-oriented communications.
  • Disease and behavioral surveillance—More than three decades of experience gives ICF thorough command of our clients’ protocols, guidelines, and preferences. We help them measure program success, make informed decisions, and reach their health program goals.
  • Data collection and analysis—Drawing on more than four decades of experience, ICF works with leaders in U.S. government agencies to adopt new health informatics strategies and systems—ones that improve the acquisition, distribution, analysis, and use of data for the benefit of public health. We have a long history of working with clients to design innovative, practical health informatics and systems that make optimal use of resources and deliver a solid return on investment.
  • Training and technical assistance—From developing instructional materials to strengthening health research, ICF employs the latest learning management and e-learning systems for health-focused clients. We help clients acquire the knowledge and capacity to sustain and grow their health programs independently.
  • Project

    Global AIDS Program

    ICF’s landmark five-country evaluation for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) helped inform reauthorization of the initiative and set new targets and goals.

  • Website

    ICF created the website for the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, incorporating best practices in design, information architecture, usability, and mobile and interactive media development.

  • Tamara LamiaTamara Lamia

    Senior Manager

    Expertise in: Health
  • Velez CarlosCarlos Vélez

    Vice President

    Expertise in: Health, IT Solutions, Research + Evaluation
  • Paul TopetePaul Topete


    Expertise in: Health, Research + Evaluation
  • Martin VaessenMartin Vaessen

    Senior Vice President

    Expertise in: Health, Research + Evaluation, Surveys, Training + Technical Assistance

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