Partner Reduction and Prevention

Partner reduction is an HIV prevention strategy focused on decreasing the number of sexual partners in order to lessen the risk of becoming infected with or transmitting HIV. Because social, cultural, and economic factors all play a complex and interrelated role in why people engage in multiple and concurrent partnerships, these factors need to be taken into account when implementing partner reduction efforts. Additionally, partner reduction efforts can be coupled with other prevention efforts, such as abstinence, delay of sexual debut, correct and consistent condom use, and HIV testing. In this section of the MCP Toolkit you will find several guides and tools that can be used to assist in training efforts to address partner reduction with staff and clients.