Publications Reading Room

For over 30 years, AHP has produced publications for service providers, researchers, and public health planners. Our library offers practical guides to counseling techniques and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-related mental health information. In addition, AHP creates factsheets and guides and compiles links to outside resources.

Browse AHP’s Publications Archive

You can read all past issues of HIV Counselor Perspectives and FOCUS: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling. Also available—books, monographs, and AHP Updates.


Started in 1991, PERSPECTIVES (and the PERSPECTIVES Supplement)  is devoted to continuing education for HIV test counseling and other prevention counseling venues. Available for free online with a searchable index of issues back to 1991. 

FOCUS: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling

From 1985 to 2010, FOCUS was the longest running HIV-related mental health publication, covering the full range of HIV-related issues for a broad audience of providers. Its authors were leaders in the field from around the world. Available online with searchable index of issues back to 1985.

Books and Monographs

AHP has published more than a dozen books including two classic anthologies on HIV-related psychosocial issues, mental health, and counseling, and its Monograph Series, 100-page volumes that cover depression, bereavement, HIV medical treatment, triple diagnosis, and cognitive impairment. Many available online through our search feature.