An intervention to assist men who have sex with men disclose their serostatus to casual sex partners: results from a pilot study.

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AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education, ISSN: 1943-2755, Vol: 21, Issue: 3, Page: 207-19

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Serovich, Julie M.; Reed, Sandra J.; Grafsky, Erika L.; Andrist, David
Guilford Publications
Social Sciences; Medicine; Randomized Controlled Trial; Cross-Over Studies; HIV Infections -- prevention & control; HIV Seropositivity; Pilot Projects; Questionnaires; Research Design; Risk-Taking; Self Disclosure; Sexual Behavior; Sexual Partners; Socioeconomic Factors; Truth Disclosure; Unsafe Sex; Social and Behavioral Sciences
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This article reports pilot data from a newly developed disclosure intervention and associated measures specifically tailored for disclosure to casual sexual partners. Treatment consisted of a four-session, theoretically driven intervention focusing on the costs and benefits of disclosure. Using a randomized control, crossover design 77 men were randomized into one of three conditions (wait-list control, facilitator only, and computer and facilitator). Results of the study suggest that facilitated administration of the pilot intervention was effective in reducing mean scores on the HIV disclosure behavior and attitude scales and that these reductions were both statistically and practically significant.