HIBI reviews behavioral and social science applications focusing on individual- and interpersonal-level studies of the prevention of HIV exposure and infection and those living with HIV.

This include studies examining factors at the individual and social levels related to reducing HIV associated risk behaviors and fostering HIV prevention as well as behavioral aspects of HIV testing, engagement, retentions and re-engagement across the HIV care continuum. It also reviews studies of behavior and health outcomes in people living with HIV and on the effects of HIV infection and AIDS on behavior, cognitive and social functioning, and health outcomes including substance use, mental health disorders, pain management, self-management of health care.

The List of Reviewers lists all present, whether permanent or temporary, to provide the full scope of expertise present on that date. Lists are posted 30 days before the meeting and are tentative, pending any last minute changes.

Review Dates

Membership Panel

The membership panel is a list of chartered members only.


  • Intervention and non-intervention studies of individual level factors related to social, cultural and behavioral influences related to HIV exposure and associated risk behaviors.
  • Development and testing of interventions at the individual, dyad, and social support network for preventing HIV transmission, promoting HIV testing and reducing practices and behaviors that lead to HIV transmission
  • Development and testing of interventions at individual, dyad, and social support network that aim to improve ART adherence, engagement and retention in care and achieving durable viral suppression.
  • Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of HIV prevention or HIV care continuum interventions at the individual level
  • Behavioral aspects of adherence, care engagement and sustainability, and interventions for persons at risk and/or living with HIV.
  • Behavioral interventions for improving quality of life for those living with HIV
  • Behavioral and social aspects of treatment and treatment as prevention, including studies involving PrEP adoption and adherence for people at risk for HIV infection
  • Studies using technology to improve health outcomes with individuals living with HIV.
  • Studies examining substance use and related behaviors (alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other drugs) in people at risk for HIV acquisition or people living with HIV.
  • Studies examining the association between mental health (depression, anxiety, trauma, and stigma), in people at risk for HIV acquisition or people living with HIV at the individual or interpersonal level.