Positive Prevention

Reducing HIV Transmission among People Living with HIV/AIDS

  • Seth C. Kalichman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Richard J. Wolitski, Robert S. Janssen, Ida M. Onorato, David W. Purcell, Nicole Crepaz
    Pages 1-28
  3. Lance S. Weinhardt
    Pages 29-63
  4. Jane M. Simoni, David W. Pantalone
    Pages 65-98
  5. Jeffrey T. Parsons
    Pages 99-133
  6. Steffanie A. Strathdee, Thomas L. Patterson
    Pages 135-162
  7. Amy Elkavich, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Rise Goldstein, Diane Flannery, Patricia Jones
    Pages 163-192
  8. Lisa R. Metsch, Lauren K. Gooden, David W. Purcell
    Pages 193-217
  9. Susan M. Kiene, Jeffrey D. Fisher, William A. Fisher
    Pages 219-244
  10. Jonathan Elford, Heiner C. Bucher, Patrick Rawstorne, Andrea Fogarty, Paul Van de Ven, Susan Kippax et al.
    Pages 245-277
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 279-281

About this book


"This book is a 'must read' for those interested in the prevention of HIV transmission. It has enough breadth to provide a general overview of 'prevention with positives' and enough detail to satisfy and educate those already working in this area. Clinicians who want to develop or refine their approaches to counseling patients with HIV will find this book valuable." (Gary Marks, PhD., New England Journal of Medicine, August 4, 2005)

The CDC has made a revision in their philosophy underlying recommended prevention techniques to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. The new approach focuses on "positive prevention", that is, prevention among people living with HIV/AIDS. This important distinction has resulted in the need to reexamine the behaviors around HIV transmission and the approaches to prevention when working within this diverse population.
Positive Prevention is a timely volume containing the latest contributions from the top scholars in the field on preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. Issues covered include unprotected sex with HIV-positive gay and bisexual men; issues around whether disclosure leads to safer sex; mental health and HIV with young adults; the impact of HIV diagnosis on sexual risk behaviors; interventions in community settings; and more. There is also a important chapter on international perspectives on "positive prevention".
This volume will serve as an invaluable sourcebook for all professionals working in the field of HIV / AIDS prevention.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Seth C. Kalichman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrs

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-48699-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48700-2
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