The Role of HIV Providers in Secondary HIV Prevention

  • Author: W. David Hardy, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 5/16/18 (What's New)

Introduction: Evolving Approaches to HIV Prevention

  • In 2003, the CDC launched a new domestic HIV prevention strategy designed to address rising incidence of HIV and other STDs[CDC 2003a]
    • Among other major objectives, the strategy advocated targeting HIV prevention initiatives toward people with HIV infection, a significant change in policy
  • Recommendations on secondary HIV prevention were published by the CDC, the HRSA, and the NIH in 2014 (Management Guidelines)[CDC 2014]
  • Several interventions have been tested for their efficacy in preventing secondary infection, including those targeted toward specific at-risk populations

In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new initiative designed to reinvigorate responses to a burgeoning domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic.[...

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