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Focus. 1998 Aug;13(9):5-6.

Self-reflection as a tool for behavior change.

Abstract

AIDS:

People at risk for HIV frequently have difficulty maintaining their commitment to safer sex practices and often make decisions to abandon these practices. A randomized long-term study, which includes a one-time counseling intervention, by the UCSF AIDS Health Project is looking at how people use justifications to rationalize risky behavior. A case study of a gay man's decision to have unprotected anal intercourse with a massage therapist is presented. Researchers are further evaluating the effectiveness of one-time counseling interventions, since they may prove helpful in reducing high-risk activity.

PMID:
11365701
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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