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Is HIV&AIDS counseling an effective tool to behavioral Change?

By Nyende Ali | 01 Mar, 2011

Just like in many HIV
&AIDS service points, HIV counseling entails the development of a relationship between a counselor and client for the purpose of assessing risk for HIV infection or transmission, developing a plan to reduce risk, and assisting the client to cope with emotional and interpersonal issues related to HIV. The goal of client-centered HIV counseling is to conduct an individualized risk assessment, which may or may not include HIV antibody testing, and to develop an effective individualized risk reduction plan. Evaluation of the effectiveness of HIV counseling has been impeded by a lack of adequate outcome measurement instruments and concerns about the validity of self-reported behaviors.
I think Critical research needs include definition of the mechanisms that facilitate enduring behavioral change, assessment of the cost-effectiveness of counseling, and identification of the structural and environmental barriers to effective counseling interventions.Guys What do you have to say about this.I want to conduct a research to measure the effectiveness of HIV&AIDS counseling on behavioral change. So any one who wants to join me in this initiative to please join me.

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