Principal Investigator: Seth Kalichman, Ph.D.
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.
Inner-city, heterosexually active, African American males
Core Components of Intervention
- Mode of Delivery and Duration: Two 3-hour sessions of small-groups (6-8 people) facilitated by 1 female and 1 male community-based prevention service provider
- Setting: Community-based Center
- Theoretical Basis: Information-Motivation-Behavioral (IMB) Skills Model (Fisher & Fisher, 1992)
- Materials Available: Intervention Guide and Session Outlines; visit the NIA page of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Compendium of Evidence-Based HIV Behavioral Interventions website for more information.
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).
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.
For more information, please visit the NIA page of the DEBI website.