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What is a Peer-Driven Intervention (PDI)?

PDI is an innovative social network model in which program staff encourage IDUs to play an active role in outreach. These peers receive small sums of money in return for locating and recruiting their peers to interventions. They also provide education and information and conduct follow-up to help peers obtain services and treatment. They work closely with health educators who are trained to conduct HIV testing and refer users to health care and other services.

Studies of this approach have shown that PDI can be used to reach a large and diverse group of IDUs who might not be reached by traditional outreach methods. Involving IDUs in the intervention also is a good motivator to help them reduce their own HIV risk behaviors. PDI is also thought to be much less expensive than traditional outreach.

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