HIV Risk Interventions

Ja Nelle M. Ricks, Ralph J. DiClemente, Puja Seth

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, the cause of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), has become a significant threat to global public health, faster than any previous epidemic. Recent decades have seen significant progress in the global HIV/AIDS response, largely due to increased availability of treatment and targeted efforts to decrease transmission and incidence. This article highlights HIV risk prevention strategies that have been developed, implemented, and demonstrated efficacy in reducing the risk of HIV infection among adolescents, women, men who have sex with men, and heterosexually active men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015


  • Adolescent health
  • HIV infection
  • Heterosexual
  • Intervention efficacy
  • MSM
  • Prevention
  • Sexual health
  • Women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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