The utility of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change for HIV risk reduction in injection drug users.

@article{Patten2000TheUO,
  title={The utility of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change for HIV risk reduction in injection drug users.},
  author={Scott B Patten and Ardene Vollman and William Thurston},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={57-66}
}
The spread of HIV among injection drug users (IDUs) is the second most common mode of transmission next to sexual contact. Although HIV infections can be prevented by changing high-risk behaviors such as needle sharing, these high-risk behaviors are highly complex. Initially developed for smoking cessation, Prochaska's Transtheoretical Model (TTM) is well-suited to the IDU population because it recognizes that chronic behavior patterns are usually under some combination of biological, social… CONTINUE READING