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Replicating effective behavioral interventions RESPECT HIV prevention counseling. Final report

Despite advances in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, there is still no cure. Programs that reduce unprotected sex, the sharing of used syringes and works, and other risky behaviors will remain the best way to control the spread of HIV. A great deal of progress has been made in the development and testing of programs to reduce risky behaviors.

These efforts have produced a number of effective, evidence-based interventions, including the 2-Session and 4-Session RESPECT HIV Prevention Counseling models. The RESPECT counseling models were developed in a randomized controlled trial called Project RESPECT. The study was conducted in five, public, sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in Baltimore, Maryland; Denver, Colorado; Long Beach, California; Newark, New Jersey; and San Francisco, California. In this study, the effectiveness of
2-session and 4-session, client-focused counseling models was evaluated against an informational message model.


Jael, E., Harris, J., Fulmer, E., Rein, D., & Zule, W. (2004). Replicating effective behavioral interventions: RESPECT HIV prevention counseling. Final report. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International.