HIV Prevention Intervention with Indian Truck Drivers

Principal Investigators:  Jeffrey Fisher, Ph.D. & Deborah Cornman, Ph.D.

Brief Overview

This program is a theory-based HIV risk behavior change intervention specifically targeting Indian truck drivers, a group that engages in very high rates of HIV sexual risk behavior.

Population

Adult male Indian truck drivers

Core Components of Intervention

  • Mode of Delivery and Duration:  1-session, 4-hour long group workshop conducted by 2 master’s level facilitators
  • Setting:  Rest areas for truckers (i.e., lorry sheds) in Chennai, India
  • Theoretical Basis:  Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model of behavior change (Fisher & Fisher, 1992)
  • Materials Available:  None

Evidence

The original evaluation study included 250 male truck drivers and effects were assessed by comparing participants receiving the IMB intervention to participants receiving an information-only control condition.  Individuals in the IMB condition reported more positive attitudes towards and stronger norms and intentions for condom use with marital partners, but not non-marital partners, post-intervention compared to individuals in the control condition.  Further, at a 10-month follow-up, participants in the IMB condition were less likely to have had sex with a commercial sex worker, reported fewer total number of non-marital sex partners, and reported greater condom use with martial partners compared to individuals in the control condition (Cornman et al., 2007).

Implementation History

None.

Contact Info

Deborah Cornman, Ph.D.
2006 Hillside Road, U-1248
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860.486.4645
Email: deborah.cornman@uconn.edu

Jeffrey Fisher, Ph.D.
2006 Hillside Road, U-1248
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860.486.5917
Email: jeffrey.fisher@uconn.edu