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Title: Skills-Training Group Intervention Model to Assist Persons in Reducing Risk Behaviors for HIV Infection
Journal: AIDS Education and Prevention  Volume:2  Issue:3  Dated:(Spring 1990)  Pages:24-35
Author(s): J A Kelly; J S St. Lawrence; R Betts; T L Brasfield; H V Hood
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: 1-R01-MH41800
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper evaluates the impact of a study that teaches homosexual males participating in high-risk sexual activities the behavioral skills to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV infection.
Abstract: Fifteen participants in the study attended seven group-sessions covering risk education, training in self-management skills, assertiveness training, and social and lifestyle issues. In addition, participants provided information for pre- and post intervention assessments covering AIDS risk knowledge, on sexual practices over 4-month retrospective periods, and on self-monitoring records of ongoing sexual activities and participation in role plays assessing behavioral assertiveness skills for resisting high-risk coercions. An 8-month follow up was conducted. Following intervention, the participants reported substantial changes, including high proportion of condom use; a marked decrease in risky activities with multiple partners; and maintenance of change at follow-up. These results indicate the usefulness of this group intervention model for counseling persons in risk-behavior reduction. 1 table, 2 figures, and 18 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; Behavior modification training
Index Term(s): Homosexuality; Risk taking behavior; Sexual behavior
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