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Understanding and Preventing HIV Risk Behavior
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Understanding and Preventing HIV Risk Behavior
Safer Sex and Drug Use

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July 1996 | 291 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"The AIDS epidemic continues to grow in this country and around the world. Currently, the only hope of stopping this tragedy is through interventions that change individual behavior. This book provides an excellent overview of current knowledge and research on how to promote the behaviors of safer sex and safer drug use, which will slow down the spread of HIV. It will be a useful resource for researchers who examine HIV prevention and for community workers and clinicians who wish to use sound, well-tested techniques for their intervention work. In addition, the book can serve as a thorough introduction for students who are new to the area of behavioral research on HIV and AIDS." --from the Overview by Suzanne C. Thompson & Stuart Oskamp Bringing together some of the most active and respected researchers in the field, this volume presents a state-of-the-art, integrated examination of behavioral research aimed at reducing the transmission of HIV. In almost 20 years of battling the AIDS epidemic, one theme has consistently emerged: The solution to stopping the spread of the AIDS virus rests with individual behavior. Understanding and Preventing HIV Risk Behavior grapples with the critical question of how to influence people to change high-risk behaviors, particularly in sexual activity and drug use. The contributors take an in-depth look at the most current HIV and AIDS epidemiological findings; the information-motivation-behavioral skills model of risk behavior; and empirical analyses of contraceptive decision making, denial processes, and the role of attraction in heterosexual behavior. This timely volume also examines research with special populations, including African American youths, Latinos, both gay and straight residents of HIV-impacted communities, active drug users, and adolescents in countries that have different AIDS risk levels and public health policies. Representing the latest in research on safer sex and altering drug use behaviors, Understanding and Preventing HIV Risk Behavior will be a valuable resource for HIV-prevention researchers, community workers, and clinicians who want to utilize research findings in their HIV intervention programs. This volume will also benefit students seeking an up-to-date overview of research on HIV/AIDS risk behavior.

Suzanne C Thompson and Stuart Oskamp
Understanding and Preventing HIV Risk Behavior
An Overview

 
 
PART ONE: GENERAL PRINCIPLES
Ralph J DiClemente
Adolescents at Risk for AIDS
AIDS Epidemiology, and Prevalence and Incidence of HIV

 
Nancy E Adler and Cynthia Rosengard
Adolescent Contraceptive Behavior
Raging Hormones or Rational Decision-Making?

 
Kathryn A Morris and William B Swann Jr
Denial and the AIDS Crisis
On Wishing Away the Threat of AIDS

 
Leslie F Clark et al
The Role of Attraction in Partner Assessments and Heterosexual Risk for HIV
Jeffrey D Fisher and William A Fisher
The Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model of AIDS Risk Behavior Change
Empirical Support and Application

 
 
PART TWO: SPECIAL POPULATIONS
John B Jemmott III
Social Psychological Influences on HIV Risk Behavior among African-American Youth
Barbara VanOss Marín
Cultural Issues in HIV Prevention for Latinos
Should We Try to Change Gender Roles?

 
Martin Fishbein et al
Using a Theory-Based Community Intervention To Reduce AIDS Risk Behaviors
The CDC's AIDS Community Demonstration Projects

 
Fen Rhodes and C Kevin Malotte
HIV Risk Interventions for Active Drug Users
Experience and Prospects

 
Michelle H Wierson and Jennifer L Bright
Educational Policy, Adolescent Knowledge of HIV Risk, and Sexual Behavior in Zimbabwe and the United States

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