Glossary Term

HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care, and Support

A combination of behavioral, legal, structural, and biomedical interventions needed to reduce the number of new HIV infections and the impact of HIV and AIDS on those infected and affected, HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support need to be based on a thorough understanding of the epidemic, who is most at risk of infection and which behaviors are leading to new infections. Most at-risk behaviors include men having sex with men; injecting drug use; sex for the exchange of money or other materials; concurrent partnerships; and age-disparate relationships. Socio-economic drivers also impact on HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support.