Implementing peer-based interventions in clinic-based settings: Lessons from a multi-site HIV prevention with positives initiative

Sheela Raja, Michelle Teti, Robert Knauz, Marisa Echenique, Ben Capistrant, Susan Rubinstein, Kristi Allgood, Marla Gold, Kenneth Mayer, Lourdes Illa, Linda Lloyd, Nancy Glick

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Abstract

Interventions for people with HIV/AIDS became a national priority in 2003. While the importance of involving HIV-positive people in the design, delivery, and evaluation of prevention programs is widely recognized, information about how to implement peer-based services in clinic settings is sparse. The four projects described in this article implemented peer-based interventions as part of larger, multi-site Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) initiative. Common themes reported by Project Directors/Evaluators describe the challenges and benefits of peer-based interventions across these programs, including infrastructural, clinical and research-related issues. We also discuss the benefits to Peers, researchers, and the clinics sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-26
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • HIV prevention
  • Implementing prevention
  • Peer-based prevention
  • Prevention for positives
  • Prevention in clinics
  • Program management
  • Supervision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)

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    Raja, S., Teti, M., Knauz, R., Echenique, M., Capistrant, B., Rubinstein, S., Allgood, K., Gold, M., Mayer, K., Illa, L., Lloyd, L., & Glick, N. (2008). Implementing peer-based interventions in clinic-based settings: Lessons from a multi-site HIV prevention with positives initiative. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 7(1), 7-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/15381500802093092