This study will develop/adapt a culturally appropriate secondary prevention intervention for
young, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-positive women through intervention groups,
evaluate its acceptability and feasibility, make appropriate modifications, and manualize the
intervention in preparation for a full-scale randomized trial.
Once the intervention is developed/adapted, the sites will pilot the interventions twice to
enable modifications. The intervention aims to address the following concerns: 1) reducing
the risk of young women infected with HIV transmitting the virus to their sexual partners,
and 2) preventing young women infected with HIV from re-infection with a new viral strain or
co-infection with another sexually transmitted disease (STD). Data will be collected to
assess the feasibility and acceptability of the newly developed intervention using both
quantitative and qualitative methods at each iteration.