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"How do decision-making styles impact HIV risk?"

The Decisions About Risk-Taking (DART) Project was designed to examine the way in which different approaches to decision-making impact HIV risk behavior. We know that people's brains process information about risk (and consequences) in different ways, and we are trying to identify patterns that are associated with both high and low levels of HIV risk. Using a variety of computer-based decision-making tasks, this study sought to identify strategies that may help both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people make good (and safe) decisions about sexual behavior and substance use.

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Funded by:
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Grant #: R21DA026792
Dates: 05/2009 - 09/2011
PI: Sarit A. Golub, PhD, MPH