Risk Behavior for Gay Men: EXPLORE Project

Author of Tool: 

Centre for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)

Key references: 

BA Koblin, MA Chesney, MJ Husnik, et al. High-Risk Behaviors among Men Who Have Sex with Men in 6 US Cities: Baseline Data from the EXPLORE Study. American Journal of Public Health. 2003 93: 926–932.

Primary use / Purpose: 

Measures efficacy of a behavioral intervention to prevent acquisition of HIV among men who have sex with men.

Background: 

Three questionnaires under the title of 'Risk Behavior for Gay Men' were used in Explore; a nationwide HIV prevention behavioral trial involving nearly 4,300 men who have sex with men. Explore was one of the largest behavioral studies of its kind, and included participants recruited from six cities: Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. The study’s purpose was to examine whether an intensified program of counseling helps to prevent men who have sex with men from getting HIV.  The 

Psychometrics: 

For psychometric description see article:

BA Koblin, MA Chesney, MJ Husnik, et al. High-Risk Behaviors among Men Who Have Sex with Men in 6 US Cities: Baseline Data from the EXPLORE Study. American Journal of Public Health. 2003 93: 926–932. 

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