The gay cruise: Developing a theory- and evidence-based Internet HIV-prevention intervention
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This article presents the development of a theory- and evidence-based Internet HIV-prevention program for Dutch men who have sex with men (MSM) they have met on the Internet. The program is based on a protocol called Intervention Mapping (IM), which includes six steps. In Step 1 of IM, we conducted a needs assessment. In Step 2 we established program objectives to get e-dating MSM to use condoms consistently. In Step 3 we translated theoretical methods into practical strategies. In Step 4 we integrated the strategies into an intervention called Gay Cruise in which virtual pursers introduced participants to the strategies. In Step 5 we discussed large-scale implementation. And in Step 6 we discussed process and effect evaluation. We conclude that IM can be a helpful tool for developing and improving Internet HIV-prevention interventions.
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Sexuality Research & Social Policy
Volume 3, Issue 2 , pp 52-67
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- Intervention Mapping
- program development
- men who have sex with men (MSM)
- HIV risk
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200, MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
- 2. Municipal Health Service Rotterdam and Environs, P.O. Box 70032, 3000, LP Rotterdam, The Netherlands