Be the Generation Web site was initially created under the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) HIV Vaccine Research Education Initiative (NHVREI) and later managed by the Be the Generation Bridge project. Both efforts were created by NIAID to promote awareness, understanding, and support for biomedical prevention research, including HIV vaccines, microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis research (PrEP) and treatment as prevention (TasP). Although both projects have ended, the commitment to provide the community with accurate information about and resources on HIV prevention research remains.
The Web site is now being managed by the Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC), which works with the NIH funded HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks with the goal of creating a more integrated, collaborative and flexible research structure.
There is currently no cure for AIDS. Finding safe and effective methods to prevent the spread of HIV is our best hope for stopping the epidemic. With more than 35 million people living with HIV and 2 million new infections worldwide in 2012, the need for HIV prevention research remains urgent. A combination of prevention strategies is essential. The future success of HIV prevention research studies to help develop and identify effective prevention approaches depends on the understanding, trust, support, and participation of all communities. Working together, we can all be the generation to end the AIDS epidemic.