The current study evaluated the efficacy of cocaine abuse counseling alone as a strategy to reduce HIV-related sexual risk behaviors.
Participants were 232 cocaine-abusing or dependent individuals who received up to 26 weeks of Matrix counseling but no formal HIV-prevention interventions.
One hundred fifty-seven (67.6%) participants completed assessments at admission, during treatment, and at 6 months following admission.
Participants located for follow-up were significantly more likely to be Caucasian, to be better educated, and to complete longer treatment episodes than those not located.
Main study findings indicated a statistically significant association between safer sex behavior and completion of a cocaine abuse counseling episode (X2 (2, n=157)=6.25, p<. 05).
Participants who completed counseling were more likely to change to safer sex or maintain safer sex over the 6-month period than participants who terminated counseling prematurely.
The primary method for reducing sexual risk involved overall decreases in reported numbers of partners (Partners-baseline=5.32, SD=6.25 ; Partners6Months=2.47, SD=2.62 ; F (1,132)=36.32, p<. 001) among this group of mostly heterosexual (89.9%), Caucasian (69.0%), crack cocaine users (65.6%). We concluded that cocaine abuse counseling is a powerful intervention for reducing HIV-related sexual behaviors in this group at high risk for exposure to HIV. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Cocaïne, Education santé, Conseil clinique, Programme sanitaire, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prévention, Comportement sexuel, Homme, Changement comportement, Evaluation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Cocaine, Health education, Clinical counseling, Sanitary program, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevention, Sexual behavior, Human, Behavior change, Evaluation, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Cote : 98-0079807
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 14/05/1998.