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Mediators of behaviora change resulting from a sexual risk reduction intervention for STI patients, Cape Town, South Africa


EV Pitpitan, SC Kalichman, RL Garcia, et al. 

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Curr HIV/AIDS Rep.

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​Serodiscordant couples play an important role in maintaining the global HIV epidemic. This review summarizes biobehavioral and biomedical HIV prevention options for serodiscordant couples focusing on advances in 2013 and 2014, including World Health Organization guidelines and best evidence for couples counseling, couple-based interventions, and the use of antiviral agents for prevention. In the past few years, marked advances have been made in HIV prevention for serodiscordant couples and numerous ongoing studies are continuously expanding HIV prevention tools, especially in the area of pre-exposure prophylaxis. Uptake and adherence to antiviral therapy remains a key challenge. Additional research is needed to develop evidence-based interventions for couples, and especially for male-male couples. Randomized trials have demonstrated the prevention benefits of antiretroviral-based approaches among serodiscordant couples; however, residual transmission observed in recognized serodiscordant couples represents an important and resolvable challenge in HIV prevention.




Adherence; Behavior; Serodiscordant Couples


Created at 9/5/2014 10:10 AM by Davis, Gregory P
Last modified at 9/5/2014 10:10 AM by Davis, Gregory P