A Group-Based Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for Men Who Have Sex With Men in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy

Matthew J. Mimiaga, Elizabeth F. Closson, Katie B. Biello, Huyen Nguyen, Quan Hoang Nguyen, Catherine E. Oldenburg, Hang Thi Xuan Lan, Steven Safren, Kenneth H. Mayer, Donn J. Colby

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Abstract

An emerging HIV epidemic can be seen among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vietnam. There are currently no evidence-based behavioral sexual risk reduction interventions for MSM in this setting. Between October 2012 and June 2013, 100 high-risk MSM from Ho Chi Minh City were enrolled in an open pilot trial to assess feasibility and acceptability of a group-based, manualized sexual risk reduction intervention, and to preliminarily examine changes in primary and secondary outcomes. Participants completed a behavioral assessment battery and HIV testing at baseline, 3, and 6 months post-baseline. Over 80.0 % of the sample was

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalArchives of Sexual Behavior
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StateAccepted/In press - Dec 31 2015

Keywords

  • HIV prevention
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sexual risk
  • Vietnam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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    Mimiaga, M. J., Closson, E. F., Biello, K. B., Nguyen, H., Nguyen, Q. H., Oldenburg, C. E., Lan, H. T. X., Safren, S., Mayer, K. H., & Colby, D. J. (Accepted/In press). A Group-Based Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for Men Who Have Sex With Men in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-015-0663-5