Positive prevention: HIV risk reduction for people living with HIV/AIDS

SOURCE: HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 years on: psychosocial perspectives
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.C.Kalichman, L.C.Simbayi
SOURCE EDITOR(S): P.Rohleder, L.Swartz, S.C.Kalichman, L.C.Simbayi
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS PREVENTION, RISK BEHAVIOUR, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR
DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6217

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Abstract

This chapter discussed the rationale for positive prevention and define its parameters, namely what positive prevention is and what it is not. We also discuss the principles derived from the evidence-based literature that can be used to guide the adaptation of effective positive prevention interventions. Looking ahead to future positive prevention efforts in South Africa, we highlight why positive prevention has the potential to make a substantial impact on the course of South Africa's HIV epidemic and we caution why positive prevention could fail in South Africa.