Long-term effects of an HIV/STI sexual risk reduction intervention for heterosexual couples

Nabila El-Bassel, Susan S. Witte, Louisa Gilbert, Elwin Wu, Mingway Chang, Jennifer Hill, Peter Steinglass

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

Keywords

  • Clinical trial
  • Couples
  • HIV intervention
  • Sexual risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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