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Mental health treatment to reduce HIV transmission risk behavior: a positive prevention model.

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Sikkema, KJ; Watt, MH; Drabkin, AS; Meade, CS; Hansen, NB; Pence, BW
Published in: AIDS Behav
April 2010

Secondary HIV prevention, or "positive prevention," is concerned with reducing HIV transmission risk behavior and optimizing the health and quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The association between mental health and HIV transmission risk (i.e., sexual risk and poor medication adherence) is well established, although most of this evidence is observational. Further, a number of efficacious mental health treatments are available for PLWHA yet few positive prevention interventions integrate mental health treatment. We propose that mental health treatment, including behavioral and pharmacologic interventions, can lead to reductions in HIV transmission risk behavior and should be a core component of secondary HIV prevention. We present a conceptual model and recommendations to guide future research on the effect of mental health treatment on HIV transmission risk behavior among PLWHA.

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AIDS Behav

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EISSN

1573-3254

Publication Date

April 2010

Volume

14

Issue

2

Start / End Page

252 / 262

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sexual Behavior
  • Risk-Taking
  • Public Health
  • Patient Compliance
  • Models, Biological
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Disorders
  • Humans
  • HIV Infections
  • Behavior Therapy
 

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Sikkema, K. J., Watt, M. H., Drabkin, A. S., Meade, C. S., Hansen, N. B., & Pence, B. W. (2010). Mental health treatment to reduce HIV transmission risk behavior: a positive prevention model. AIDS Behav, 14(2), 252–262. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-009-9650-y
Sikkema, Kathleen J., Melissa H. Watt, Anya S. Drabkin, Christina S. Meade, Nathan B. Hansen, and Brian W. Pence. “Mental health treatment to reduce HIV transmission risk behavior: a positive prevention model.AIDS Behav 14, no. 2 (April 2010): 252–62. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-009-9650-y.
Sikkema KJ, Watt MH, Drabkin AS, Meade CS, Hansen NB, Pence BW. Mental health treatment to reduce HIV transmission risk behavior: a positive prevention model. AIDS Behav. 2010 Apr;14(2):252–62.
Sikkema, Kathleen J., et al. “Mental health treatment to reduce HIV transmission risk behavior: a positive prevention model.AIDS Behav, vol. 14, no. 2, Apr. 2010, pp. 252–62. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10461-009-9650-y.
Sikkema KJ, Watt MH, Drabkin AS, Meade CS, Hansen NB, Pence BW. Mental health treatment to reduce HIV transmission risk behavior: a positive prevention model. AIDS Behav. 2010 Apr;14(2):252–262.
Journal cover image

Published In

AIDS Behav

DOI

EISSN

1573-3254

Publication Date

April 2010

Volume

14

Issue

2

Start / End Page

252 / 262

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sexual Behavior
  • Risk-Taking
  • Public Health
  • Patient Compliance
  • Models, Biological
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Disorders
  • Humans
  • HIV Infections
  • Behavior Therapy