To provide the first data which evaluates an HIV risk reduction intervention designed to reduce HIV high-risk sexual behavior in African-American homosexual and bisexual men.
Participants (n=318) were recruited from bars, bathhouses, and erotic bookstores, and through homosexual African-American organizations, street outreach, media advertisements, and personal referrals of individuals aware of the study.
Participants were randomized into a single or triple session experimental group or a wait-list control group.
Both experimental interventions included AIDS risk education, cognitive-behavioral self-management training, assertion training, and attempts to develop self-identity and social support.
Data collection involved assessments of self-reported changes in sexual behavior at 12-and 18-month follow-up.
Participants in the triple session intervention greatly reduced their frequency of unprotected anal intercourse (from 46 to 20%) at the 12-month follow-up evaluation and (from 45% to 20%) at the 18-month follow-up evaluation.
However, levels of risky behavior for the control group remained constant (from 26 to 23% and from 24 to 18%) at 12-and 18-month follow-up evaluations, respectively.
In addition, levels of risky behavior for the single session intervention decreased only slightly (from 47 to 38% and from 50 to 38%) at the 12-and 18-month follow-up evaluations, respectively.
Results were interpr...
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Homosexualité, Bisexualité, Noir américain, Programme sanitaire, Education sanitaire, Facteur risque, Homme, Comportement sexuel, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Homosexuality, Bisexuality, Black American, Sanitary program, Health education, Risk factor, Human, Sexual behavior, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Prevention
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