Methamphetamine Abuse Treatment in HIV Prevention
|P.I.||Cathy J. Reback|
|Current Contact||Cathy J. Reback|
This study (1) adopted, tailored and transferred an evidenced-based, gay-specific cognitive behavioral therapy (GCBT) intervention for methamphetamine-abusing gay and bisexual males from a research setting for use in a community-based HIV prevention setting; (2) optimized the GCBT intervention by coupling it with a contingency management (CM) intervention to create one behavioral intervention for producing sustained HIV sexual and drug risk reductions; and (3) developed a continuing care intervention to support and maintain longer-term behavior changes.
171 gay or bisexual males who meet criteria for methamphetamine abuse were enrolled into the 16-week behavioral intervention consisting of GCBT+CM during weeks 1 through 8, and Continuing Care+CM during weeks 9 through 16. Assessments were conducted at baseline, 8-week, 16-week, and 26-week post admission. Findings from this study will inform the field on best practices for providing HIV prevention interventions specifically designed for methamphetamine-abusing gay and bisexual males.