This article discusses the shifting locus of control over risk-reduction and examines its implications for the care and support of HIV -positive individuals. We begin by presenting a brief history of the continuum of HIV related risk, illustrating the ways in which advances in risk-assessment and intervention have led to this important shift. Second, we discuss the current state of risk assessment and intervention as it relates to three factors: (a) the point along the continuum of risk at which risk assessment and intervention occurs; (b) the locus of control over risk reduction; and (c) the distinction between primary and secondary risk reduction efforts. Finally, we discuss the meaning of HIV risk and the role of HIV -positive individuals in the new geometry of care that integrates treatment and prevention.
|Title of host publication||The Geometry of Care|
|Subtitle of host publication||Linking Resources, Research, and Community to Reduce Degrees of Separation Between HIV Treatment and Prevention|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
- Primary and secondary risk reduction