Methamphetamine use among young adult Latina women with histories of intimate partner violence are at disproportionate risk for HIV and STI infection. The proposed application involves assessing the feasibility of an integrated HIV behavioral intervention, FASTLANE II that has preliminary evidence of efficacy in increasing safer sex behaviors and simultaneously targeting depressive symptoms among active drug users. FASTLANE II utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and incorporates motivational interviewing (MI) techniques as well as central theoretical components from the theory of reasoned action.

The study will deliver FASTLANE II for a new population and new setting and obtain initial data on its feasibility, acceptability and preliminary outcome data. Specifically, the proposed application builds upon an on-going NIDA funded R01 (Proyecto SALTO- 5R01DA039269-04) longitudinal study aimed at understanding the long-term health consequences of drug and partner violence victimization trajectories for a cohort of Mexican American women.

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