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The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

Together, the Community Guide and the Clinical Guide provide evidence-based recommendations across the prevention spectrum.


Preventing HIV/AIDS, Other STIs, and Teen Pregnancy: Interventions to Reduce Sexual Risk Behaviors or Increase Protective Behaviors to Prevent Acquisition of HIV in Men Who Have Sex with Men

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These person-to-person behavioral interventions, for men who have sex with men, can be implemented at the individual, group, and community level. Components can include providing information and skill-building to change knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and self-efficacy.

Task Force Recommendations and Findings

This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.

Intervention Task Force Finding
Behavioral Interventions to Increase Protective Behaviors
Delivered at the Individual Level Recommended
June 2005
Delivered at the Group Level Recommended
June 2005
Delivered at the Community Level Recommended
June 2005


The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.

Sample Citation

The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Preventing HIV/AIDS, oOther STIs, and teen pregnancy: interventions to reduce sexual risk behaviors or increase protective behaviors to prevent acquisition of HIV in adult men having sex with men (MSM). Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.