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)


  • Research shows that people diagnosed with HIV infection commonly participate in activities that pose a risk of HIV transmission
  • Significant numbers of diagnosed MSM and heterosexuals report multiple sexual partners, unprotected anal or vaginal sex, and injection drug use[Weinhardt 2004; Crepaz 2009]
  • Studies conducted in MSM with HIV have found variations in the prevalence and practice of UAI according to partners’ serostatus, known as “serosorting”[Parsons 2005; Xia 2006]

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