HIV/AIDS PREVENTION PROGRAMS Introduction HIV/AIDS prevention programs are aimed at minimizing the transmission of HIV/AIDS from the infected individuals to the healthy individuals. Such programs may be implemented with the aim of protecting individuals and their communities or they may be adopted as public healthcare policies (Alexander et al. 2014). The power and advantages of the HIV/AIDS prevention programs are clear. The implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention programs have helped in saving billions of dollars meant for medication costs lives and the many HIV/AIDS related infections (Eaton et al. 2014). Given the limited resources the HIV/AIDS prevention program should prioritize the prevention strategies that with greatest prevention potential (Irwin 2017). Access to condoms and distribution programs Sex without polyurethane condoms latex condom or unprotected sex can cause the transmission of HIV from an infected person to a healthy person through entry of the virus into the blood stream. Oral anal Bacon J. Kennedy R. Lush J. McGee F. & Rourke S. B. (2016). Economic evaluation of community-based HIV prevention programs in Ontario: evidence of effectiveness in reducing HIV infections and health care costs. AIDS and Behavior 20(6) 1143-1156. Werlich L. (2013). Participatory Development: a Grand Narrative or a Form of Tyranny? Alexander S. C. Fortenberry J. D. Pollak K. I. Bravender T. Davis J. K. Østbye T. & Shields C. G. (2014). Sexuality talk during adolescent health maintenance visits. JAMA pediatrics 168(2) 163-169. Irwin R. (2017). Reducing the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Stroke 1 40. Vyaznikov M. A. Egorova A. V. Chernykh M. A. & Peshikov O. V. (2014). Use of condoms in sexual life among students of higher educational institutions of the city of Chelyabinsk. Eaton A. Der Straten A. V. Shiboski S. Saul J. & Padian N. (2014). Partner Violence and Condom Use in HIV-Discordant Heterosexual. [...]
Prevention programs are essential to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. Locate one prevention program in your local community that addresses HIV/AIDS; you can locate this program through Internet research or by checking with local mental health agencies. The prevention program you select should address at least one of the following prevention topics: safe sex, needle exchange program, or prevention for pregnant mothers. Research the selected program and write a 750-1,000-word paper. The paper should address the following for your selected prevention program: A description of the program (e.g., who facilitates it, what is the targeted population) Information regarding the efficacy of the program Funding streams for the program (e.g., state, local, federal, and nonprofit) A description of how the prevention program could be a helpful resource to you, as the counselor, when working with clients A description of any educational prevention resources that are available to clients (e.g., pamphlets, seminars, prophylactics) A minimum of three scholarly sources to support your responses Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.