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The Options Project: A Physician-Delivered Intervention for HIV-Positive Patients in Clinical Care

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Background 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have prioritized Prevention with Positives in its Advancing HIV Prevention for Positive initiative. HRSA has also determined that prevention with positives is a priority and developed a Special Projects of National Significance model demonstration project on this topic. Providers have told us that they recognize the need for risk reduction behavior among their HIV-infected patients; understand that through their unique relationships with patients they have an opportunity to make an impact in their lives; and they need to know what interventions are efficacious and feasible especially with limited time and resources. The OPTIONS project has demonstrated that provider-directed HIV prevention interventions can be conducted successfully in the context of a clinical setting. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to replicate and evaluate this model across a variety of HIV clinical settings.

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Grantees 

Arizona Board of Regents, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Chase Brexton Health Services, Baltimore, MD

County of Sonoma Department of Health Services, Santa Rosa, CA

Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Multnomah County Health Department, Portland, OR

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Valley AIDS Council, Harlingen, TX

Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC


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Journal Articles

Fisher JD, Fisher WA, Cornman DH, Amico RK, Bryan A, & Friedland GH. Clinician-delivered intervention during routine clinical care reduces unprotected sexual behavior among HIV-infected patients. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, January 2006; 41(1): 44-52.  PubMed Abstract

Fisher JD, Cornman DH, Osborn CY, Amico KR, Fisher WA, & Friedland GA. Clinician-initiated HIV risk reduction intervention for HIV-positive persons: Formative Research, Acceptability, and Fidelity of the Options Project. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, October 1, 2004; 37 (Supplement 2): S78-S87. PubMed Abstract

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