The purpose of this study was to encourage health care providers to evaluate high risk HIV transmission behaviors and offer prevention messages to their HIV-positive patients. It was hypothesized that patients of providers participating in the HIP intervention would report higher reduction in sexual risk practices than patients of the providers who were randomized into the control condition.
Results after 6 months showed that patients whose providers were in the intervention group reported increased discussion of sexual activity and safer sex with their providers. These patients also reported fewer numbers of sexual partners than patients whose providers were in the control group. Read the publication abstract for HIP.