AIDS Education and Prevention 2012;24(2):117-131. [doi: 10.1521/aeap.2012.24.2.117]
Donald A. Calsyn, PhD (Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, PN Node), Ann Kathleen Burlew, PhD (Crossroads Center, OV Node), Mary A. Hatch-Maillette, PhD (Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, PN Node), Jerika Wilson (Crossroads Center, OV Node), Blair Beadnell, PhD (School of Social Work, UW, PN Node), Lynette Wright (Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, PN Node).
The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) recently completed a randomized clinical trial (CTN-0018) evaluating an HIV prevention intervention targeting men in substance abuse treatment called "Real Men Are Safe (REMAS)." REMAS was found to be effective at reducing the number of unprotected sexual occasions for men in substance abuse treatment compared to an HIV education control intervention. This CTN ancillary study used a modified Delphi process to compare modules from REMAS to similar-content modules from other CDC-approved, culturally tailored HIV prevention interventions. Using ratings and recommendations obtained from an independent expert panel, REMAS was subsequently revised to be more culturally relevant to an ethnically diverse group of men. Ratings suggested REMAS was culturally fair, but that in certain areas the culturally tailored interventions were more in tune with African Americans and Hispanic men. Revisions to REMAS included an added focus on how culture, social norms, and upbringing affect a man's sexual behavior and relationships. (Article, Peer-Reviewed, PDF, English, 2012)
Keywords: African Americans | Community health services | Condom use | CTN platform/ancillary study | Gender-specific interventions | HIV/AIDS | Minority groups | Real Men Are Safe (REMAS) | Real Men Are Safe - Culturally Adapted (REMAS-CA) | Sexual risk behavior | Sexually transmitted diseases | AIDS Education and Prevention (journal)
Document No: 804, PMID: 2246897, PMCID: PMC4247752.
Submitted by CTN Dissemination Librarians, 4/9/2012.