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Archival Content: 1999-2005

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Providing HIV Prevention Services to Drug Users and Other High-Risk Groups

The NIDA Community-based Outreach Model: A Manual to Reduce the Risk of HIV and Other Blood-borne Infections in Drug UsersLink to a non-CDC site lays out several principles of HIV outreach with IDUs that bring the provision of HIV prevention services to life:

NIDA Principles of HIV Prevention Outreach

More details on NIDA Principles of HIV Prevention Outreach

Prevention Case Management (PCM)

PCM is a client-centered HIV prevention activity that combines HIV risk-reduction counseling and traditional case management to provide intensive, ongoing, individualized prevention counseling and support. Some states, such as Texas, have merged outreach into existing PCM activities to as to expand and strengthen these efforts.

Useful Resources

Prevention Case Management

CDC’s Procedural Guidance for Selected Strategies and Interventions for Community Based Organizations Funded Under Program Announcement 04064

CDC-funded demonstration projects for community-based organizations that are using PCM with people living with HIV/AIDS

Other Useful Resources

For more information about Texas’ outreach and PCM plan, contact:

Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Texas Department of State Health ServicesLink to a non-CDC site
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756-3199
Tel. 512-458-7111
Toll free: 1-888-963-7111
TDD 512-458-7708

See how Michigan’s Community Health Awareness Group (CHAG), an AIDS service organization, carries out a PCM program.

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