Prevention Science

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 321–331

Change Trajectories in Women's STD/HIV Risk Behaviors Following Intervention

  • Blair Beadnell
  • Sharon A. Baker
  • Diane M. Morrison
  • Bu Huang
  • Sorrel Stielstra
  • Susan Stoner
Original paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11121-006-0043-4

Cite this article as:
Beadnell, B., Baker, S.A., Morrison, D.M. et al. Prev Sci (2006) 7: 321. doi:10.1007/s11121-006-0043-4

Abstract

Three 16-month sexual risk-taking trajectories were identified in 287 women in an STD/HIV intervention study. The Risk Eliminator group reported no sex risk following intervention while the Risk Reducer group reported continuous drops over time. The High Risk group reported higher initial risk than the other two and no subsequent changes. The trajectory groups showed no between- or within-group effects of intervention exposure. Trajectory groups were compared on baseline characteristics. No differences were seen in demographics or STD/HIV knowledge. Compared to one or both of the other groups, the High Risk women reported more lifetime partners, recent paying partners, adult rape, and recent substance use. Their steady partners were more likely to be abusive, intoxicated during sex (as were the women themselves), and believed to be non-monogamous. The Risk Eliminator group differed from the other two by being less likely to report a history of childhood sexual abuse.

Keywords

STD/HIVWomenInterventionGrowth modeling

Copyright information

© Society for Prevention Research 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Blair Beadnell
    • 1
  • Sharon A. Baker
    • 1
  • Diane M. Morrison
    • 1
  • Bu Huang
    • 1
  • Sorrel Stielstra
    • 2
  • Susan Stoner
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Social WorkUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of WashingtonWAUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of WashingtonWAUSA