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Personalized Cognitive Counseling

Personalized Cognitive Counseling (PCC) is an evidence-based public health intervention/strategy. It has recently been adapted to address episodic substance use based on the findings of Project Echo. This randomized control trial demonstrated significant reductions in the number of condomless anal intercourse (CAI) episodes with the three most recent non-primary partners among episodic substance-using MSM. The revised version of PCC addresses substance use and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

PCC References

Coffin, P. O., Santos, G. M., Colfax, G., Das, M., Matheson, T., DeMicco, E., . . . Herbst, J. H. Adapted Personalized Cognitive Counseling for Episodic Substance-Using Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Randomized controlled trial. AIDS and Behavior. 2014;18(7), 1390-1400.

Dilley, J.W., Woods, W.J., Sabatino, J., Lihatsh, T., Adler, B., Casey, S.,...McFarland, W. Changing Sexual Behavior Among Gay Male Repeat Testers for HIV: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Single-Session Intervention. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. 2002;30(2), 177-186.

Dilley, J.W., Woods, W.J., Loeb, L., Nelson, K., Sheon, N., Mullen, J.,...McFarland, W. Brief Cognitive Counseling With HIV Testing To Reduce Sexual Risk Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial Using Paraprofessional Counselors. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. 2007;44(5), 569-577.

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