The NIDA Community-Based Outreach Model: A Manual to Reduce the Risk of HIV and Other Blood-Borne Infections in Drug Users
The information in this manual will help community planners, policymakers, and service providers develop and implement programs to better prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections. Findings from more than 30 studies report that community-based outreach is an effective strategy for reaching the drug-using population and for providing them with the means of a behavior change. The model represents community-based outreach as a primary vehicle for accessing out-of-treatment drug users at risk and eliciting their commitments to HIV/AIDS risk reduction, followed by two sessions of risk-reduction counseling and education. Since the model was designed and tested nationally, it can be adapt reading to the specific characteristics and development of the model. Section 2 outlines the step-by-step procedures for community outreach and personal risk assessment and reduction. Section 3 discusses implementation issues, including training and supervision (Author).
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