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Nia: A Program of Purpose: A Brief Safer-Sex Intervention in HIV Clinics

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This pamphlet describes Nia, a group-level, video-based intervention for African American men aged 18 years and older. The goal of the program is to reduce sexual risk behavior among African American men who have sex with women. The pamphlet discusses the goals; how the program works; the theory behind the intervention; research findings; core elements, key characteristics, and procedures; adapting the program to a different target population; resource requirements; recruitment; policies and standards; quality assurance activities; and monitoring and evaluation.

8 Best Practices for HIV Prevention Among Trans People

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This information sheet lists eight best practices for preventing HIV among transgender (trans) individuals: ground the prevention work in the community; be mindful of race and ethnicity, as one size does not fit all; utilize multidisciplinary approaches to HIV prevention; Get the facts! Assess, evaluate, and enhance; look in all the right places; increase access to health care for trans people; invest in developing and supporting one’s staff; and advocate for structural and systemic change on behalf of trans people.

What Are Sex Workers' HIV Prevention Needs?

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This information sheet discusses the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention needs of sex workers. The information sheet determines whether sex workers are at risk for HIV, discusses what places them at risk, the barriers to HIV prevention for this group, and what is being done and what should be done to promote HIV prevention for sex workers.

What Are Male-to-Female Transgender Persons' (MtF) HIV Prevention Needs?

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This information sheet discusses the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention needs of male-to-female transgender persons (MtFs). It explains what being transgender means, whether HIV is a concern, who are partners of MtFs, how challenges are addressed, the risks posed to MtFs for HIV transmission, and what is currently being done and what still needs to be done to promote HIV prevention among MtFs.

Que Necesitan Las/Los Trabajadores Sexuales en La Prevencion Del VIH?

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This information sheet discusses the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention needs of sex workers. The information sheet determines whether sex workers are at risk for HIV. It discusses what places them at risk, the barriers to HIV prevention for this group, and what is being done and what should be done to promote HIV prevention for sex workers.

Modelo de Intervencion Psicomedica (MIP): A Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention to Reduce HIV/AIDS Risks Combining Individualized Counseling and Comprehensive Case Management Among Injection-Drug Users (IDUs)

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This information sheet describes Modelo de Intervencion Psicomedica (MIP), an HIV/AIDS psycho-medical intervention for use with injection drug users aged 18 years and older. The program offers seven one-on-one counseling sessions over 3-6 months and is conducted by a team of trained and qualified staff. The information sheet lists the objectives of the program, its core elements, the target audience, materials, and training, and provides contact information for technical assistance or training.

Focus on Youth With Impact

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This fact sheet describes Focus on Youth (FOY), an eight-session, community-based, group-level intervention that was designed to reduce the risk of HIV/STD infection and unplanned pregnancy among African American urban youth. The curriculum is based on the Protection Motivation Theory, and the program uses fun interactive activities such as games and discussions to teach prevention knowledge and skills. There is also a component for parents.

Sister to Sister: An HIV Risk Reduction Intervention for African American Women

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This information sheet describes the Sister to Sister program, a brief, one-on-one skill-based HIV/sexually transmitted disease (STD) risk-reduction behavioral intervention for sexually active African American women aged 18-45 years old who have male partners. The intervention is implemented in a primary health care setting by nurses, health educators, or other professional clinic staff, and is designed to be integrated into the provider’s standard clinical practice.

Connect: A Couple-Level Intervention for Heterosexual Couples

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This information sheet discusses the CONNECT Program, a six session, relationship-based intervention that teaches couples techniques and skills to enhance the quality of their relationship, communication, and shared commitment to safer behaviors. The program is based on the AIDS Risk Reduction Model, which organizes risk into three phases: recognize risk, commit to change, and act on strategies. It is also based on an ecological perspective, which emphasizes the personal, relational, and societal influences of behavior.

d-up Defend Yourself! A Community-Level Intervention for Black MSM

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This information sheet describes a community-level risk-reduction intervention that attempts to change social norms and perceptions of black men who have sex with men (MSM) regarding safer sex practices and improve their sense of self-worth as black MSM. It uses individuals, called opinion leaders, who are respected and trusted by their peers, to promote the benefits of consistent condom use and increase feelings of positive self-worth among friends and acquaintances. Opinion leaders are identified during the community discovery and recruited by an agency implementing d-up!

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