Published on in Vol 5 , No 3 (2016) :Jul-Sept

A Dyadic Behavioral Intervention to Optimize Same Sex Male Couples’ Engagement Across the HIV Care Continuum: Development of and Protocol for an Innovative Couples-based Approach (Partner Steps)

A Dyadic Behavioral Intervention to Optimize Same Sex Male Couples’ Engagement Across the HIV Care Continuum: Development of and Protocol for an Innovative Couples-based Approach (Partner Steps)

A Dyadic Behavioral Intervention to Optimize Same Sex Male Couples’ Engagement Across the HIV Care Continuum: Development of and Protocol for an Innovative Couples-based Approach (Partner Steps)

Angela Robertson Bazzi 1 * , MPH, PhD ;   Kirkpatrick B Fergus 2 * , BA ;   Rob Stephenson 3, 4 * , MSc, PhD ;   Catherine A Finneran 5 * , MPH ;   Julia Coffey-Esquivel 6 * , MPH ;   Marco A Hidalgo 7, 8, 9 * , PhD ;   Sam Hoehnle 9 * , BA ;   Patrick S Sullivan 10 * , PhD, DVM ;   Robert Garofalo 7, 9, 11 * , MPH, MD ;   Matthew J Mimiaga 6, 12, 13, 14, 15 * , MPH, ScD

1 Boston University School of Public Health , Department of Community Health Sciences , Boston University , Boston , MA , US

2 School of Medicine , University of California, San Francisco , San Francisco , CA , US

3 The Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities , University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , MI , US

4 School of Nursing , Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences , University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , MI , US

5 School of Medicine , Emory University , Atlanta , GA , US

6 The Fenway Institute , Fenway Health , Boston , MA , US

7 Feinberg School of Medicine , Department of Pediatrics , Northwestern University , Chicago , IL , US

8 Feinberg School of Medicine , Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences , Northwestern University , Chicago , IL , US

9 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago , Division of Adolescent Medicine , Chicago , IL , US

10 Rollins School of Public Health , Department of Epidemiology , Emory University , Atlanta , GA , US

11 Feinberg School of Medicine , Department of Preventive Medicine , Northwestern University , Chicago , IL , US

12 School of Public Health , Department of Behavioral and Social Health Sciences , Brown University , Providence , RI , US

13 School of Public Health , Department of Epidemiology , Brown University , Providence , RI , US

14 Albert Medical School , Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior , Brown University , Providence , RI , US

15 Institute for Community Health Promotion , Brown University , Providence , RI , US

*all authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Rob Stephenson, MSc, PhD
  • School of Nursing
  • Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
  • University of Michigan
  • 400 North Ingalls Building
  • Room 2236 400NIB
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • US
  • Phone: 1 734-615-0149
  • Email: rbsteph@med.umich.edu