A Pilot RCT of an Intervention to Reduce HIV Sexual Risk and Increase Self-acceptance Among MSM in Chennai, India

Steven Safren, Beena E. Thomas, Kenneth H. Mayer, Katie B. Biello, Jamuna Mani, Vijaylakshmi Rajagandhi, Murugesan Periyasamy, Soumya Swaminathan, Matthew J. Mimiaga

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Abstract

This is a 2-arm pilot randomized controlled trial (N = 96) of a behavioral intervention (4 group and 4 individual sessions) integrating risk reduction counseling with counseling to foster self-acceptance in MSM in India compared to enhanced standard of care (ESOC). Both conditions involved HIV and STI testing and counseling at baseline and 6-months, and assessments of condomless sex at baseline, 3-, and 6-months. A significant condition by time interaction suggested a difference in the rate of change in number of anal sex acts without condoms in the intervention versus ESOC (p 

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1904-1912
Number of pages9
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Counseling
India
HIV
Standard of Care
Condoms
Risk Reduction Behavior
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexual Behavior
Randomized Controlled Trials

Keywords

  • India
  • MSM
  • Risk reduction
  • Self-acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Social Psychology
  • Medicine(all)

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Safren, S., Thomas, B. E., Mayer, K. H., Biello, K. B., Mani, J., Rajagandhi, V., ... Mimiaga, M. J. (2014). A Pilot RCT of an Intervention to Reduce HIV Sexual Risk and Increase Self-acceptance Among MSM in Chennai, India. AIDS and Behavior, 18(10), 1904-1912. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-014-0773-4

A Pilot RCT of an Intervention to Reduce HIV Sexual Risk and Increase Self-acceptance Among MSM in Chennai, India. / Safren, Steven; Thomas, Beena E.; Mayer, Kenneth H.; Biello, Katie B.; Mani, Jamuna; Rajagandhi, Vijaylakshmi; Periyasamy, Murugesan; Swaminathan, Soumya; Mimiaga, Matthew J.

In: AIDS and Behavior, Vol. 18, No. 10, 20.09.2014, p. 1904-1912.

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Safren, S, Thomas, BE, Mayer, KH, Biello, KB, Mani, J, Rajagandhi, V, Periyasamy, M, Swaminathan, S & Mimiaga, MJ 2014, 'A Pilot RCT of an Intervention to Reduce HIV Sexual Risk and Increase Self-acceptance Among MSM in Chennai, India', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 18, no. 10, pp. 1904-1912. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-014-0773-4
Safren, Steven ; Thomas, Beena E. ; Mayer, Kenneth H. ; Biello, Katie B. ; Mani, Jamuna ; Rajagandhi, Vijaylakshmi ; Periyasamy, Murugesan ; Swaminathan, Soumya ; Mimiaga, Matthew J. / A Pilot RCT of an Intervention to Reduce HIV Sexual Risk and Increase Self-acceptance Among MSM in Chennai, India. In: AIDS and Behavior. 2014 ; Vol. 18, No. 10. pp. 1904-1912.
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