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What is HIV Prevention Outreach?

The defining principle of outreach is that it “reaches outside” of traditional systems to contact, engage, and serve people who might not come into a public health facility.

Outreach starts where the client is—in the community and on the streets—and provides prevention information; education and risk reduction counseling; HIV testing; and referrals to substance abuse treatment, medical services, and other support services.

Benefits of outreach

The contact and the encounter

Outreach best practices


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