A Brief Safer-Sex Intervention in HIV Clinics
for Health (PfH) uses message framing, repetition, and reinforcement
during patient visits to increase HIV positive patients' knowledge,
skills, and motivations to practice safer sex. The program is designed
to improve patient-provider communication about safer sex, disclosure
of HIV serostatus, and HIV prevention. Implementation of PfH includes
development of clinic and staff "buy-in" and training.
- 4 to 6 months start-up period
- On-site Coordinator (half-time during start-up, quarter-time thereafter)
- 1/2 day training of all clinic staff
- Orientation and booster training(s)
- Ongoing communications to patients
- Program monitoring and evaluation
How to request training on Partnership for Health:
- To request a training for your clinic, please review all the materials included in the Starter Kit
before submitting your request. Training is specifically for HIV clinics
who can deliver/participate in the Program Fundamentals listed above.
is provided on a case by case basis. If you believe you have the capacity to implement the intervention and would like to request training for your clinic, please send your request with your contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, email) to email@example.com with "Request for PfH Training" in the subject line.
Research and Development
Richardson, J.L., Milam, J., McCutchan, A., Stoyanoff, S., Bolan, R., Weiss, J., Kemper, C., Larsen, R.A., Hollander, H., Weismuller, P., Chou, C.P., Marks, G. (2004). Effect of brief safer-sex counseling by medical providers to HIV-1 seropositive patients: A multi-clinic assessment. AIDS, 18:1179-1186.