Academic Commons

Articles

Long-Term Effects of an HIV/STI Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for Heterosexual Couples

El-Bassel, Nabila; Witte, Susan S.; Gilbert, Louisa; Wu, Elwin; Chang, Mingway P.; Hill, Jennifer; Steinglass, Peter; Columbia University. Social Work

This randomized clinical trial examined the relative efficacy of a relationship-based HIV/STI prevention intervention for women and their regular male sexual partners at 12 months post-intervention. A total of 217 couples were randomized to (1) a six-session intervention provided to the woman and her sexual partner together (n = 81); (2) the same intervention provided to the woman alone (n = 73); or (3) a one-session health information education “control” provided to the woman alone (n = 63). Findings suggest the intervention was efficacious in reducing unprotected sex at 12 months post-intervention, compared with the education control group. No significant differences were observed when comparing whether couples received the intervention together or when the woman received it alone.

Files

  • thumnail for Long term effects of an HIV sexual risk reduction intervention for heterosexual couples_ ElBassel et al_2005.pdf Long term effects of an HIV sexual risk reduction intervention for heterosexual couples_ ElBassel et al_2005.pdf application/pdf 216 KB Download File

Also Published In

Title
AIDS and Behavior
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-005-1677-0

More About This Work

Published Here
January 10, 2018