Prevention for positives: challenges and opportunities for integrating prevention into HIV case management

AIDS Educ Prev. 2001 Oct;13(5):393-402. doi: 10.1521/aeap.13.5.393.24143.


Despite nearly 20 years of HIV prevention efforts, rates of new HIV infection persist at an alarming rate. As successful antiretroviral medications enable many HIV infected persons to live longer, healthier lives, interventions are necessary to support ongoing prevention and reduced risk behaviors. This article describes a survey that was used to assess the opportunities and challenges related to the integration of prevention screening into the work of HIV/AIDS case managers. The article describes the survey, reports the findings (N = 101), and concludes with a discussion of issues that must be addressed prior to incorporating prevention screening into HIV/AIDS case management.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Case Management / trends*
  • Chicago / epidemiology
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • Health Personnel / education
  • Health Personnel / trends*
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Risk Assessment