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)


  • HIV prevention messages are appropriate for patients who engage in risky sexual behaviors and those who inject drugs
  • Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    • Increases in STD incidence have been associated with increases in unprotected sex, notably among MSM[CDC 1999; Truong 2006]
    • Rate of primary and secondary syphilis in the US increased annually between 2001-2016[CDC 2016]
    Sexual and Drug-Using Behavior
      Focus on Decreasing Risky Behaviors

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