Prevention IS Care
A growing number of people are living longer with HIV, with fewer AIDS-related complications and deaths. As patients live longer with HIV, preventing transmission remains a critical element of care to protect both their health and that of their partners. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Prevention IS Care campaign is designed to encourage health care providers to integrate brief discussions, or “small talks,” about ongoing medical care, antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, and safer sexual behaviors into every office visit.
Prevention IS Care provides evidence-based tools—including educational brochures, in-practice tools, continuing medical programs, and additional resources such as exam room wall posters—to assist health care providers in motivating their patients to live longer, healthier lives through retention in care, ART initiation and adherence, as well as avoiding co-infections and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In addition to protecting their own health, this will also help to reduce HIV transmission to others.
Explore HIV Treatment Works patient materials to help patients get in care and stay in care.
The CDC released new recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States.
Read Dr. W. David Hardy’s article in HIV Specialist, What Do We Mean by HIV Fatigue?
- Page last reviewed: October 4, 2016
- Page last updated: October 4, 2016
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