The WiLLOW Program. Gina M. Wingood Ralph J. DiClemente Emory University Funded by NIMH (1 R01 MH54412) Family Consortium on HIV/AIDS. Colleagues. Isis Mikhail, MD, DrPH, MPH 1 Donna Hubbard-McCree, PhD, MPH 2 Susan Davies, PhD, MPH 1 Delia Lang, PhD, MPH 2 Edward Hook, III, MD, MPH 3
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The WiLLOW Program
Gina M. Wingood
Ralph J. DiClemente
Funded by NIMH (1 R01 MH54412)
Family Consortium on HIV/AIDS
1School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
3School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
4School of Medicine, Emory University
i= Involved in
L = Life
L = Learning from
O = Other
To test the efficacy of a sexual risk-reduction and coping enhancement program for women living with HIV to:
(a) enhance coping skills,
(b) improve quality of life,
(c ) increase safer sex,
(d) reduce (STDs) over a 12-month follow-up
Sexual Risk Red.
Recruited for 3 years from 1997 – 2000 at several sites:
- Ponce de Leon Clinic
- Health Department
- Birmingham - 1917 clinic
- Montgomery - Montgomery AIDS Outreach
- Health Department – Cooper Green clinic
Data collected at baseline, 6- and 12-months follow-up.
Type of DataData SourceData
- A trained health educator and peer educator co-facilitated implementing the program sessions
- 4 sessions: Sexual risk reduction & coping
- 4 sessions: Adherence comparison
- All sessions were 4 hours in length
Stressful events are defined as person-environment
transactions in which a stressor is mediated by two
processes, an individual's appraisal of the potential threat
of the stressor (primary appraisal) and their appraisal of
their personal resources and their perceived ability cope to
with the stressor (secondary appraisal).
What Stresses You Out????
Is it Changeable?
Change what you Change what you
O = Open
P = Pinch
R = Roll
A = After sex
H = Hold
Wingood GM, DiClemente RJ. The WiLLOW Program. Eds. Pequegnat W, Szapocznik J. Working with families in the era of HIV/AIDS. Sage Publications, Inc. Pp. 281-301.