Don Calsyn, PhD (ADAI) was the lead investigator for CTN-0018, Reducing HIV/STD Risk Behaviors: A Research Study for Men in Drug Abuse Treatment. The manual Real Men Are Safe (REMAS): A Gender-Focused HIV and Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for Men in Substance Abuse Treatment is a five-session, group-delivered intervention package designed to help clients in substance abuse treatment reduce their HIV risk. Outcomes from CTN-0018 found that the this motivational and skills training HIV intervention was associated with greater sexual risk reduction than a standard HIV education session, suggesting that substance abuse treatment programs can help reduce sexual risk among their patients by providing not only information, but also practice skills.
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The manuals were formatted for publication by CTN Dissemination Librarian Meg Brunner (PN Node), and are now available to download for free from the Library’s web site. The manuals come with slides for flip charts used in the interventions, and a participants’ workbook is provided with the women’s manual. Questions about either manual may be directed to the developers.