Motivating the unmotivated: A treatment model for barebackers

TitleMotivating the unmotivated: A treatment model for barebackers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsParsons, JT
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy
PublisherHaworth Press
Place PublishedUS
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0891-71401540-7128
Accession Number2006-00995-009. First Author & Affiliation: Parsons, Jeffrey T.
Keywordsbarebacking, bisexual men, Bisexuality, gay, Harm Reduction, harm reduction techniques, HIV, HIV infection, interviews, Male Homosexuality, Motivation, motivational interviewing, Psychosexual Behavior, Sexual Risk Taking, treatment model

Documented increases in sexual risk practices among gay and bisexual men and subsequent increases in HIV infection rates may be attributable, in part, to barebacking. Current HIV prevention efforts fail to meet the needs of diverse gay and bisexual men and do not focus on harm-reduction techniques currently used by such men. Motivational Interviewing (MI), an intervention approach with demonstrated effectiveness across a wide variety of behaviors, may be useful for working with men who bareback. The general principles and strategies of MI are presented with examples of the application of this model to barebacking. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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