HIV Prevention Among Drug Users:
A Resource Book for Community Planners & Program Managers
Key Questions for HIV Prevention Planners and Program
The following key questions may help HIV Prevention
Community Planning Groups and program managers select or design a more
effective prevention program for drug users and their sex partners:
What kind of information is available from national,
state, and local sources (e.g., health departments, academic institutions)
on HIV seroprevalence, surrogate markers, drug use, and risk behaviors
among drug users?
Did you consider the theoretical basis for the
proposed intervention? Which theoretical approaches and factors did
you use in selecting or developing the intervention?
What are the key features of the intervention
selected? Are you able to answer the four basic questions in Exhibit
Did you consider the general characteristics
of effective HIV prevention programs in selecting or developing the
intervention? Which did you use in the proposed intervention?
Did you look for and find research on the effectiveness
of interventions for target populations similar to group(s) you are
targeting? If available, did you use the results in selecting or designing
a proposed intervention?