• Journal Article

Couple-based behavioral HIV interventions: Placing HIV risk-reduction responsibility and agency on the female and male dyad

Citation

El-Bassel, N., & Wechsberg, W. (2012). Couple-based behavioral HIV interventions: Placing HIV risk-reduction responsibility and agency on the female and male dyad. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 1(2), 94-105. DOI: 10.1037/a0028890

Abstract

Despite the importance of the dyad in HIV risk reduction in both domestic and international settings, there is a gap in behavioral HIV prevention science regarding the availability of effective couple-based intervention strategies. This article presents the advantages of behavioral, couple-based HIV interventions; highlights the state of the science; addresses the challenges and clinical implications of delivering a couple-based prevention intervention; identifies the gaps in couple-based HIV prevention science; and recommends new directions for HIV couple-based prevention. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)