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The Options Project: A Physician-Delivered Intervention for HIV-Positive Patients in Clinical Care

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Background 

In its Advancing HIV Prevention for Positives Initiative, CDC set prevention among people living with HIV as a priority. HRSA also determined that prevention with positives is a priority, and developed the SPNS OPTIONS demonstration project initiative to address this concern. HIV care providers recognize the need for reduction of risk behaviors among their HIV-infected patients, and that their unique relationships with patients affords them an opportunity to reduce HIV transmission. Given their limited time and resources, they also need effective and feasible clinical interventions to reduce risk of transmission of HIV. The OPTIONS project successfully demonstrated that provider-directed HIV prevention interventions can be conducted successfully across a variety of HIV clinical settings.

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Grantees 

Arizona Board of Regents, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Chase Brexton Health Services, Baltimore, MD

County of Sonoma Department of Health Services, Santa Rosa, CA

Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Multnomah County Health Department, Portland, OR

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Valley AIDS Council, Harlingen, TX

Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC


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Journal Articles 

Fisher JD, Fisher WA, Cornman DH, Amico RK, Bryan A, & Friedland GH. Clinician-delivered intervention during routine clinical care reduces unprotected sexual behavior among HIV-infected patients. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, January 2006; 41(1): 44-52.  PubMed Abstract

Fisher JD, Cornman DH, Osborn CY, Amico KR, Fisher WA, & Friedland GA. Clinician-initiated HIV risk reduction intervention for HIV-positive persons: Formative Research, Acceptability, and Fidelity of the Options Project. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, October 1, 2004; 37 (Supplement 2): S78-S87. PubMed Abstract

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Part F - SPNS Resources

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The SPNS program began with some of the first Federal grants to target adolescents and women living with HIV, and over the years, initiatives have been developed to reflect the evolution of the epidemic and the health care arena.



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SPNS Funding Opportunities

Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum – Dissemination and Evaluation Center
HRSA-15-030
Application Due Date:  June 22, 2015

Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum – Implementation Technical Assistance Center
HRSA-15-130
Application Due Date:  June 22, 2015

The above information is subject to change. See Grants.gov for the most current information and to apply for these grants under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.928.

 

Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum
HRSA-15-152
Application Due Date:  July 20, 2015

The above information is subject to change. See Grants.gov for the most current information and to apply for these grants under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.145.

SPNS Staff

Adan Cajina
Branch Chief
acajina at hrsa.gov
301-443-3180

Pamela Belton
Public Health Analyst
pbelton at hrsa.gov
301-443-4461

Renetta Boyd
Public Health Analyst
rboyd at hrsa.gov
301-443-4549

Chau Nguyen
Public Health Analyst
cnguyen1 at hrsa.gov
301-443-5785

Natalie Solomon
Public Health Analyst
nsolomon at hrsa.gov
301-443-7753

Melinda Tinsley
Public Health Analyst
mtinsley1 at hrsa.gov
301-443-3496

Jessica Xavier
Public Health Analyst
jxavier at hrsa.gov
301-443-0833