Overview of HIV Prevention

  • Author: Sharon L. Hillier, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/20 (What's New)


  • Primary care physicians must be knowledgeable of major risk factors for HIV infection, effective counseling strategies, and recommended prevention interventions[Krakower 2012]
  • Behavioral risk assessment for HIV should evaluate for the following risk factors[CDC PrEP]:
    • Frequent partner changes

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