The staying safe intervention: Training people who inject drugs in strategies to avoid injection-related HCV and HIV infection

Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, Marya Viorst Gvvadz, Honoria Guarino, Milagros Sandoval, Charles M. Cleland, Ashly Jordan, Holly Hagan, Howard Lune, Samuel R. Friedman

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This pilot study explores the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of the Staying Safe Intervention, an innovative, strengths-based program to facilitate prevention of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus and with the hepatitis C virus among people who inject drugs (PWID). The authors explored changes in the intervention’s two primary endpoints: (a) frequency and amount of drug intake, and (b) frequency of risky injection practices. We also explored changes in hypothesized mediators of intervention efficacy: planning skills, motivation/self-efficacy to inject safely, skills to avoid PWID-associated stigma, social support, drug-related withdrawal symptoms, and injection network size and risk norms. A I-week, five- session intervention (10 hours total) was evaluated using a pre- versus 3-month posttest design. Fifty-one participants completed pre- and posttest assessments. Participants reported significant reductions in drug intake and injection-related risk behavior. Participants also reported significant increases in planning skills, motivation/self-efficacy, and stigma management strategies, while reducing their exposure to drug withdrawal episodes and risky injection networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-157
Number of pages14
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume26
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014

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HIV Infections
drug
Injections
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Self Efficacy
Motivation
withdrawal
self-efficacy
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
Risk-Taking
planning
Social Support
Hepacivirus
risk behavior
contagious disease
social support
HIV
Infection
management

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine(all)

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Mateu-Gelabert, P., Viorst Gvvadz, M., Guarino, H., Sandoval, M., Cleland, C. M., Jordan, A., ... Friedman, S. R. (2014). The staying safe intervention: Training people who inject drugs in strategies to avoid injection-related HCV and HIV infection. AIDS Education and Prevention, 26(2), 144-157.

The staying safe intervention : Training people who inject drugs in strategies to avoid injection-related HCV and HIV infection. / Mateu-Gelabert, Pedro; Viorst Gvvadz, Marya; Guarino, Honoria; Sandoval, Milagros; Cleland, Charles M.; Jordan, Ashly; Hagan, Holly; Lune, Howard; Friedman, Samuel R.

In: AIDS Education and Prevention, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2014, p. 144-157.

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Mateu-Gelabert, P, Viorst Gvvadz, M, Guarino, H, Sandoval, M, Cleland, CM, Jordan, A, Hagan, H, Lune, H & Friedman, SR 2014, 'The staying safe intervention: Training people who inject drugs in strategies to avoid injection-related HCV and HIV infection', AIDS Education and Prevention, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 144-157.
Mateu-Gelabert P, Viorst Gvvadz M, Guarino H, Sandoval M, Cleland CM, Jordan A et al. The staying safe intervention: Training people who inject drugs in strategies to avoid injection-related HCV and HIV infection. AIDS Education and Prevention. 2014;26(2):144-157.
Mateu-Gelabert, Pedro ; Viorst Gvvadz, Marya ; Guarino, Honoria ; Sandoval, Milagros ; Cleland, Charles M. ; Jordan, Ashly ; Hagan, Holly ; Lune, Howard ; Friedman, Samuel R. / The staying safe intervention : Training people who inject drugs in strategies to avoid injection-related HCV and HIV infection. In: AIDS Education and Prevention. 2014 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 144-157.
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