HIV Prevention in Primary Care: Overcoming the Obstacles

This guide for physicians provides resource assistance primary care physicians need to help patients identify risks and to support them in changing their behavior to reduce or eliminate risk of HIV infection. Developing synergies with public and community-based organizations can help physicians confidently refer patients who need further education or counseling. Referral can also help patients maximize their chances for successful risk reduction while creating more time for primary care physicians to focus on other health concerns.