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The NIDA Community-Based Outreach Model:
A Manual To Reduce the Risk of HIV and Other Blood-Borne Infections in Drug Users

A Manual to Conduct Community-Based Outreach

A manual based on the NIDA Outreach Model has recently been developed and will be available in summer 2000. The manual contains information to help community planners, policyrnakers, programmers, and service providers develop and implement programs to conduct risk reduction outreach to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections in drug users. The manual provides:

  • Research-based principles of HIV prevention for out-of-treatment drug-using populations.

  • Background information on community-based HIV prevention, including how it works, why it works, where it works, and for whom it works.

  • A discussion of the roles and characteristics of effective community-based outreach workers.

  • Step-by-step instructions for conducting community-based outreach, HIV education, and risk reduction counseling for drug users, out-of treatment IDUs, and their sex partners.

  • Information for program managers on how to design a community-based outreach risk reduction program, establish a field station, and provide training and supervision to staff.

  • Cue cards to be used or adapted during education and risk reduction counseling sessions.


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