NIA: A Program of Purpose

Principal Investigator: Seth Kalichman, Ph.D.

Brief Overview

NIA is a video-based motivational skills-building small-group intervention aimed at reducing risk behaviors among heterosexual African-American men living with HIV/AIDS.

Population

Inner-city, heterosexually active, African American males

Core Components of Intervention

Evidence

Participants were 117 heterosexual African American males recruited from an STD clinic.  A randomized controlled trial compared participants in the NIA intervention to a video-based education comparison.  At a 3 month follow-up, participants who received the NIA intervention reported significantly lower rates of unprotected vaginal intercourse compared to those in the video-based comparison.  Participants in the NIA intervention also reported less alcohol and drug usage before sex and increased discussions about AIDS with sexual partners compared to those in the video-based comparison (Kalichman et al., 1999).

Implementation History

NIA is part of the CDC DEBI project and is being implemented widely across the U.S.  For more information, please visit the NIA page of the DEBI website.

Contact Information

For more information, please visit the NIA page of the DEBI website.