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Heterosexual Behavioral Maintenance and Change Following HIV Counseling and Testing

Amaro, Hortensia ; Morrill, Allison C ; Dai, Jianyu ; Cabral, Howard ; Raj, Anita

Journal of Health Psychology, March 2005, Vol.10(2), pp.287-300 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Heterosexual Behavioral Maintenance and Change Following HIV Counseling and Testing
  • Author/Creator: Amaro, Hortensia ; Morrill, Allison C ; Dai, Jianyu ; Cabral, Howard ; Raj, Anita
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Counseling and Testing ; Heterosexual ; HIV/AIDS ; Predictors of Behavior Change ; Stage of Change ; Medicine ; Psychology
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Health Psychology, March 2005, Vol.10(2), pp.287-300
  • Description: This study investigated heterosexual HIV risk behaviors, changes in stage of change for safer sex and factors associated with such changes, among a diverse sample of 560 heterosexually active individuals presenting at publicly funded HIV C&T sites. Questionnaires were administrated before HIV C&T, and three months afterwards. Positive serostatus was the most significant predictor of safer behavior after C&T. Many seronegative participants stopped sex with non-main partners. Behaviors with main partners were particularly resistant to change. Predictors of change varied by stage at pre-test. C&T services should tailor approaches and referrals based on stage of change and other client characteristics. Reprinted by permission of Sage Publications Ltd
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1359-1053 ; E-ISSN: 1461-7277 ; DOI: 10.1177/1359105305048780