Dynamic Behavior Change Model for HIV Prevention

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 AI38638-01,
Agency Tracking Number: 29135
Amount: $98,579.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Hoffman
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Research Institution
Injection drug users (IDUs) - particularly those not in treatment - are among the highest at risk gHIV/AIDS. Minority group members - particularly African-Americans and Hispanics - are overrepresentegroup. Further, IDUs are a bridge for transmission of HIV to the non- drug using heterosexual populadecade, HIV/AIDS outreach/intervention efforts have targeted IDUs and their sexual partners. While thave varied in their success, available data suggest such interventions can be effective in increasibehaviors and in modifying certain behaviors. The limited resources available to address this problemore effective intervention systems, which can be easily incorporated into existing programs and imprelatively few resources and limited training. The purpose of this project is to develop a flexiblelabeled a "dynamic behavior change model for HIV prevention" targeting African-American IDUs and theDuring Phase I, Koba will develop, pilot, and refine the package, which will include a series of viddiscussion guides addressing high risk behaviors for HIV/AIDS. During Phase II, the product will becontrolled, multi-site study.

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