Effective Interventions

Effective Interventions

High Impact Prevention

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PfH - Safer Sex: An Overview for Providers
This 30-minute course is designed to help health care providers to recognize the benefits of integrating prevention messages into their clinic’s routine care for people living with HIV, utilize good communication skills to assess patients for HIV/STD transmission risk behaviors, and form “loss-frame” messages to deliver to patients who report transmission risk and/or non-disclosure of HIV status to sex partners. The primary target audience for this course is physicians who treat people living with HIV. In addition, anyone providing medical care or other support services to this population may find this information useful. 

Course Objectives
This course has been designed for clinicians who treat people living with HIV and has three learning objectives. Upon completion of this course, clinicians will be able to:
  1. Describe the intent and goal of the Partnership for Health - Safer Sex intervention.
  2. Demonstrate a brief and routine assessment of HIV transmission risk behavior.
  3. Apply loss framed messages focused on one or more of the core prevention messages: patient self-protection, partner protection, and disclosure of HIV status.
Continuing education for this course is available through the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online system
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The materials on this site are designed for HIV/AIDS prevention with persons at risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV. They are meant to be resources used by HIV prevention providers such as health departments and community-based organizations so as to provide the best evidence-based HIV prevention services. These materials are not meant for the general public. They are not meant for children. They are not school-based HIV prevention strategies.