“Couples Health Project: Couples-based Intervention to Reduce Drug Use and HIV Transmission Risk”
This project tests the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of the Couples Health Project (CHP). CHP is a brief (3-session) couples-based Motivational Interviewing intervention which addresses drug use and sexual HIV transmission risk among partnered HIV negative YMSM (ages 18-29). The proposed project includes a randomized controlled trial (RCT) involving 50 couples who are randomized to complete either the CHP intervention or an attention-matched education control condition.
Behavioral - Couples Health Project (CHP)
The CHP intervention focuses on addresses drug use and HIV transmission risk by enhancing dyadic communication skills and motivation to work towards shared health goals. The last session of the CHP intervention consists of a Couples HIV Testing and Counseling (CHTC) session.
Behavioral - Education
The Education intervention consists of a 3-session health education intervention that addresses sexual risk and substance use through a lecture and question and answer format with a male couple. Additionally, the last session of the education intervention consists of a Couples HIV Testing and Counseling (CHTC) session.
Couples Health Project: Couples-based Intervention to Reduce Drug Use and HIV Transmission Risk