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Gay Poz Sex (GPS), A Community-based Counselling Intervention for HIV-Positive <br />Gay and Bisexual Men<br />2010<br />
GPS(Gay Poz Sex): Finding your own way<br /><ul><li>Plain language: a sexual health program for gay men who are HIV-positi...
Rick Julien, BSc, AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)<br />Trevor A. Hart, Ph.D. Ryerson University; University of Toronto, <b...
What We Are Doing<br />HIV Prevention for HIV+ Gay Men <br />Community-Based Research<br />Theoretical Model - Information...
The Transtheoretical Model<br />Called this because cuts across other models<br />Prochaska et al.’s (1992) stage theory<b...
The IMB Model<br />Information<br />Behavioural Skills<br />Sexual Health Behaviour<br />Motivation<br />
The GPS Program<br />Session 1 focuses on building information on advanced topics for HIV+ gay men<br />STI transmission<b...
Sexual Behaviour Diary<br />
How My Current Sexual Activity Fits Into My Life<br />
Health Counselling Program Research Evaluation<br />Step 1 - identifying need for the program<br />Step 2 – test if prog...
Our Participants Tell Us GPS Is Useful<br />Participants said they experienced:<br />Increased social interactions both in...
GPS Preliminary Quantitative Data<br />
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Gay Poz Sex: A Community Based Counselling Intervention for HIV positive gay/bisexual men

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Rick Julien, ACT
Presented at the Gay Men's Health Summit, 2010

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Gay Poz Sex: A Community Based Counselling Intervention for HIV positive gay/bisexual men

  1. 1. Gay Poz Sex (GPS), A Community-based Counselling Intervention for HIV-Positive <br />Gay and Bisexual Men<br />2010<br />
  2. 2. GPS(Gay Poz Sex): Finding your own way<br /><ul><li>Plain language: a sexual health program for gay men who are HIV-positive to help decrease risk and improve sex and sexual health.</li></ul>Research: a poz prevention intervention for MSM engaging in UAI and UAR with partners of unknown or sero-discordant status.<br />
  3. 3. Rick Julien, BSc, AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)<br />Trevor A. Hart, Ph.D. Ryerson University; University of Toronto, <br />Scott Simpson, BA, ACT<br />Adina-Ioana Berindean-Coroiu, BA, Ryerson University,<br />Barry D. Adam, Ph.D., University of Windsor and OHTN, <br />John Maxwell, B.A., ACT; Positive Prevention Working Group (PPWG), <br />Rob MacKay, PPWG,<br />David Hoe, B.S.W., PPWG,<br />Bob Leahy, PPWG, <br />Herbert Co, B.A., B.Sc., PPWG, <br />Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, Ph.D., University of Windsor,<br />James Murray, MA, AIDS Bureau<br />Mona Loutfy, MD, MPH, Women’s College Hospital and University of Toronto.<br />
  4. 4. What We Are Doing<br />HIV Prevention for HIV+ Gay Men <br />Community-Based Research<br />Theoretical Model - Information, Motivation, Behavioral Skills model (IMB; Fisher & Fisher, 1992)<br />Implementation Model – Motivational Interviewing<br />Facilitators are Peers<br />Program Administered at ACT<br />
  5. 5. The Transtheoretical Model<br />Called this because cuts across other models<br />Prochaska et al.’s (1992) stage theory<br />Precontemplation<br />Contemplation<br />Preparation<br />Action<br />Maintenance<br />
  6. 6. The IMB Model<br />Information<br />Behavioural Skills<br />Sexual Health Behaviour<br />Motivation<br />
  7. 7. The GPS Program<br />Session 1 focuses on building information on advanced topics for HIV+ gay men<br />STI transmission<br />Viral load in the blood vs. in semen<br />Session 2 <br /> - HIV Disclosure and the law <br />Sessions 3-7 focus on MI <br />Identifying each participant’s goals<br />Resolving ambivalence<br />Experimenting with new strategies to achieve goals<br />Implementing strategies to achieve goals<br />Identifying strategies to maintain progress<br />
  8. 8. Sexual Behaviour Diary<br />
  9. 9. How My Current Sexual Activity Fits Into My Life<br />
  10. 10. Health Counselling Program Research Evaluation<br />Step 1 - identifying need for the program<br />Step 2 – test if program is<br />Feasible<br />Useful to participants<br />Step 3 – pilot data on effect size of the program (current CIHR grant)<br />Step 4 – test program vs. standard-of-care<br />Step 5 – test in community settings<br />
  11. 11. Our Participants Tell Us GPS Is Useful<br />Participants said they experienced:<br />Increased social interactions both inside and outside of the program. <br />Increased self-efficacy in sexual health risk-assessment, sexual negotiation and disclosure. <br />Increased use of community supports. <br />The confidence to make healthier lifestyle choices and they continuously refer their friends to GPS<br />
  12. 12. GPS Preliminary Quantitative Data<br />

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