Customizing Interventions for HIV-Seropositive Persons

  • Judith B. Greenberg
  • Seth C. Kalichman
  • Perry E. Treadwell


Through June of 1995, 63% of AIDS cases in men and 36% of AIDS cases in women in the United States were attributed to sexual contact (CDC., 1995a). However, summaries of HIV prevention research projects from a number of United States government agencies (Auerbach, 1994; CDC., 1995b) illustrate that beyond human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody counseling and testing (C & T), researchers have given little specific attention to infected individuals with respect to reduction of sexual risk behavior. Moreover, reviews of counseling and testing, itself a major thrust of the national effort to prevent HIV infection by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), underscore that some seropositive individuals need more intensive intervention for reducing sexual risk behavior than the limited post-test counseling that accompanies notification of test results (Phillips & Coates, 1995; Doll & Kennedy, 1994; Higgins et al., 1991).


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Sexual Behavior Risk Behavior Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Anal Intercourse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith B. Greenberg
    • 1
  • Seth C. Kalichman
    • 2
  • Perry E. Treadwell
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB PreventionCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Psychology DepartmentGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Emory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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