Who benefited from an efficacious intervention for youth living with HIV: a moderator analysis.

TitleWho benefited from an efficacious intervention for youth living with HIV: a moderator analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsLightfoot, M, Tevendale H, Comulada SW, Rotheram-Borus MJ
JournalAIDS and behavior
Volume11
Issue1
Pagination61-70
Date Published2007 Jan
ISSN1090-7165
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Behavior Therapy, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Male, Psychotherapy, Group, Retention (Psychology), Risk-Taking, Sexual Behavior, Telephone, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

An efficacious intervention that results in young people living with HIV (YPLH) reducing their transmission risk has been identified. The present study identifies who is most likely to benefit from the intervention. Regression models were used to examine whether background contextual factors moderated the intervention's success. Percentage of protected sex was moderated by ethnicity, use of antiretroviral medications (ARV), healthcare utilization and mental health. Number of partners was moderated by anxiety and depression. When deciding if an intervention is appropriate and beneficial for an individual young person, consideration must be given to type of services the youth currently accesses and the youth's mental health.

Alternate JournalAIDS Behav