An Evaluation of a Brief HIV Risk Reduction Intervention Using Empirically Derived Drug Use and Sexual Risk Indices

@article{Williams2004AnEO,
  title={An Evaluation of a Brief HIV Risk Reduction Intervention Using Empirically Derived Drug Use and Sexual Risk Indices},
  author={Monique Williams and H. Virginia McCoy and Anne M. Bowen and Lori Saunders and Robert Freeman and Danyang Chen},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={31-43}
}
This paper presents the results of an evaluation of a brief, educational HIV risk reduction intervention implemented in a community setting. Participants were 7,733 not-in-treatment drug users. Multi-item needle and sex risk measures were developed to assess the efficacy of the intervention. Behavior change was assessed within 6 empirically derived homogeneous risk groups. Drug users in all 6 groups reduced their needle use and sexual risks after participating in the brief educational… CONTINUE READING