Healthy relationships: An HIV intervention for positives

Kelsey Alexandra Stutzman, The University of Texas School of Public Health


The present study assessed Community Prevention Intervention Unit clients participating in Healthy Relationships in December of 2005 to December of 2006. Healthy Relationships was formulated from Social Cognitive Theory-based HIV prevention. This 5-week intervention integrates skills building, self-efficacy, and positive expectations about new behaviors in addition to stress reduction and sexual risk reduction techniques to elicit a behavior change. The study was undertaken to evaluate differences in attitudes, beliefs and behaviors regarding one's HIV status and participation in Healthy Relationships. Gender differences among participants in Healthy Relationships were also measured. Subjects were evaluated utilizing pre- and post-questionnaires. Analyses revealed that there were significant differences in some risk behaviors, beliefs and attitudes. However, men and women did differ with regard to significant differences among disclosure.

Subject Area

Public health

Recommended Citation

Stutzman, Kelsey Alexandra, "Healthy relationships: An HIV intervention for positives" (2008). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1450307.