AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 11, Supplement 1, pp 106–116

The Protect and Respect Program: A Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for Women Living with HIV/AIDS

  • Michelle Teti
  • Susan Rubinstein
  • Linda Lloyd
  • Erika Aaron
  • Jessica Merron-Brainerd
  • Susan Spencer
  • Ann Ricksecker
  • Marla Gold
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Abstract

In 2003 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new HIV prevention strategy that focused prevention efforts on people living with HIV. In response to a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)/Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) initiative, a program development team in Philadelphia created the Protect and Respect program. The program integrates multiple-level prevention strategies and is tailored to address the strengths of HIV-positive women and the challenges they face to implementing behavior changes. The goal of Protect and Respect is to decrease sexual behavior that puts HIV-positive women at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and puts others at risk for HIV transmission. The three components of the program are: brief HIV prevention messages delivered by clinicians in the context of routine medical visits; a group-level intervention (GLI) delivered by a Health Educator; and a Peer-led support group. This paper details the process of developing the three program components and describes the valuable lessons learned through the development and implementation process.

Keywords

Prevention with positives HIV/AIDS Women Provider-interventions Group-level-interventions Peer-led interventions 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle Teti
    • 1
  • Susan Rubinstein
    • 1
  • Linda Lloyd
    • 2
  • Erika Aaron
    • 3
  • Jessica Merron-Brainerd
    • 4
  • Susan Spencer
    • 4
  • Ann Ricksecker
    • 4
  • Marla Gold
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Public HealthDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.School of Public HealthUniversity of TexasHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Drexel College of MedicineDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training CenterPhiladelphiaUSA

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