Project Relate: HIV Risk among Male Parolees and Their Female Partners

This study explores HIV risk among men who were released from prison within the last year and are currently on parole and the women who are in sexual relationships with them. Couples are recruited from community sites in Oakland, CA for participation in a quantitative survey. The couple comes to an appointment together and then each person is interviewed separately by a gender-matched interviewer. 200 couples will participate in the survey; a sub-sample of 44 couples will also be asked to participate in a qualitative interview to provide more in-depth contextual information about HIV risk and risk reduction among couples affected by incarceration.

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Author(s): Megan Comfort, Olga Grinstead Reznick, Philippe Bourgois, Tor Neilands
Population: Incarcerated/Formerly Incarcerated