Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 313–319 | Cite as

Single-Session Motivational Enhancement Counseling to Support Change Toward Reduction of HIV Transmission by HIV Positive Persons

  • Scott Edward RutledgeEmail author
Original Paper


Given the enormous successes in treating HIV disease with antiretroviral therapies, there is a burgeoning population of healthy, sexually active HIV+ men and women. Because HIV prevention counseling has focused traditionally on persons at risk of becoming infected, there is an urgent mandate to explore ways to engage HIV+ persons in transmission risk reduction counseling. Using two case examples, this article presents an overview of motivational interviewing in a single counseling session as a promising treatment for addressing ambivalence about safer sex with HIV+ persons.


Motivational interviewing Prevention with positives HIV/AIDS Risk reduction Counseling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social AdministrationTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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