, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 1005-1011
Date: 04 Jun 2008

Lessons Learned from “Integrating” Intensive Family-based Interventions into Medical Care Settings for Mothers Living with HIV/AIDS and their Adolescent Children

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended integrating behavioral interventions into medical care settings for persons living with HIV. Delivering an intensive, family-based intervention for mothers living with HIV (MLH) (n = 173) and their adolescent children (n = 116) integrated into medical care was problematic. Despite the fact that nearly half of MLH were recruited at HIV/AIDS clinics, community centers and children’s hospitals were the most popular and most successful sites for the delivery of the intervention. We provide recommendations for how to integrate intensive interventions into medical care, given the needs of MLH, their adolescents, and the organizations serving them.