May 29, 2002
Four patterns were assessed: 100 percent protected sex or abstinence at follow-up points; improved condom use or abstinence, but not completely protected behavior; relapse to unsafe sex; and unchanged protection.
Participants in the intervention condition who responded to the intervention with consistently protected behavior were significantly more likely to be older or young adults, recent immigrants to the United States, and to not barter sex or have alcohol-related problems. The consistently protected participants in the control condition were also significantly more likely to be older. The intervention is likely to be particularly effective with clients in STD clinics with large immigrant populations. Specialized HIV prevention interventions may be needed for commercial sex workers, young persons, and those with alcohol-related problems.
Archives of Sexual Behavior
04.02.02; Vol. 31; No. 2: P. 165-176; D.D. Celentano; C. DiIorio; T. Hartwell; J. Kelly; R. Magana; E. Maibach; A. O'Leary; W. Pequegnat; M.J. Rotheram-Borus