TITLE: Evaluation of Models to Integrate HIV Prevention and Treatment Services within PHS Supported Programs

ABSTRACT: The merging of prevention and treatment services for individuals may afford a real opportunity to decrease the number of new HIV seroconversions in a defined metropolitan area. Identifying a high risk population, entering the population in a continuum of medical care and support services, and merging prevention messages into primary clinical care and other health care access points is anticipated to result in changes in high risk behavior that will yield decreases in seroconversion rates for that population. Maximizing coordination among all funding sources and service delivery systems increases program efficiency. This project involves convening a steering committee of experts on: (1) HIV medical delivery systems, (2) HIV prevention, (3) substance abuse and mental health care (4) demographic and census tract analysis, and (5) behavioral research experts. These experts will define the necessary elements to conduct a pilot project in one to three large metropolitan statistical areas.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of HIV/AIDS Policy

FEDERAL CONTACT: Deborah von Zinkernagel

PHONE NUMBER: 202-690-5560

PIC ID: 6321

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: John Snow, Inc. Boston MA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/30/99