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HIV prevention services in correctional drug treatment programs: do they change risk behaviors
Preventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications and Presentations
  • Rebecca A. Ballard Lubelczyk, Brown University School of Medicine
  • Peter D. Friendmann, Brown University School of Medicine
  • Stephenie C. Lemon, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Michael D. Stein, Brown University School of Medicine
  • Dean R. Gerstein, National Opinion Research Center
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
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Adult; Cohort Studies; Female; Follow-Up Studies; HIV Infections; Health Services Research; Humans; Male; Needle Sharing; Preventive Health Services; Prisoners; Program Evaluation; Prospective Studies; Questionnaires; *Risk-Taking; Sexual Behavior; Substance Abuse Treatment Centers; Substance-Related Disorders; United States

This study evaluated receipt of HIV prevention services in correctional substance abuse treatment programs and examined their impact on short-term risk behaviors. The authors performed a secondary analysis of the National Treatment Improvement Evaluation Study (NTIES), a prospective cohort study conducted during 1993 to 1995. The sample included 1,223 adult non-HIV-positive inmates, enrolled in nine correctional substance abuse treatment programs. A composite index modeled after the validated Risk Assessment Battery measured HIV risk behavior at treatment entry and at 12-month follow-up. Overall, most inmates received HIV prevention services while in treatment. Controlling for potential confounders, HIV prevention services were significantly associated with reduced risk behavior among inmates who were out of custody at follow-up, but no such association was observed among those still in custody. This analysis suggests that HIV prevention services are beneficial in reducing risk behavior among incarcerated individuals whose discharge is expected in the near future.

DOI of Published Version
AIDS Educ Prev. 2002 Apr;14(2):117-25. DOI 10.1521/aeap.

At the time of publication, Stephenie Lemon was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Rebecca A. Ballard Lubelczyk, Peter D. Friendmann, Stephenie C. Lemon, Michael D. Stein, et al.. "HIV prevention services in correctional drug treatment programs: do they change risk behaviors" Vol. 14 Iss. 2 (2002) ISSN: 0899-9546 (Linking)
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