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The HIV Prevention Program currently funds community-based organizations and local county health departments to implement evidence-based HIV prevention interventions. Evidence-based interventions include behavioral, biomedical, and structural interventions that have been scientifically proven to have significant impact on preventing or reducing HIV transmission. HIV prevention agencies are funded through the Department's HIV Prevention grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Funded agencies implement a wide variety of High-Impact Prevention interventions and strategies that include: HIV testing, prevention interventions for HIV-infected and high-risk negative persons that include but are not limited to: behavioral interventions, condom distribution, targeted outreach, mobilization activities, PrEP and nPEP, linkage, and medical/treatment adherence.
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Interventions for HIV-Positive Individuals
A major objective of the HIV Prevention Program is to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV by focusing on interventions along the HIV continuum of care. The purpose of HIV prevention interventions for those living with HIV/AIDS is to promote testing, linkage, retention and re-engagement in to care, promote medication adherence and viral suppression, prevent the transmission of HIV to uninfected individuals as well as provide support to persons living with HIV. Another objective is to incorporate HIV prevention into both private and public medical settings.
Interventions for High-Risk Negatives
Prevention of HIV infection among high-risk negative persons is a priority for the HIV Prevention Program. High-risk behaviors include having unprotected sex and sharing needles used to inject drugs of any kind. Prevention among high-risk negative persons comprise of behavioral and biomedical interventions. Biomedical interventions include Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Non-Occupational Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP). The purpose of HIV prevention behavioral interventions for high-risk negatives is to reduce risk behaviors that increase the likelihood that someone will become infected with HIV.Learn more about effective interventions from the CDC.