Motivational interviewing


Key tale-home messages
  • Interventions that make use of motivational interviewing can be effective in changing risk behaviours for people living with HIV; the longer the motivational interviewing intervention, the more it may help intervention participants to maintain healthier practices over time.
  • For people living with HIV, motivational interviewing can have a positive effect on medication adherence, sexual risk behaviours, drug use, and numerous outcomes at the same time.
  • Motivational interviewing has been implemented across diverse population that differ in age, gender, race and socio-economic status.
  • Some motivational interviewing interventions showed sustained effects in health promoting behaviour over a long period of time, while others did.
  • Motivational interviewing interventions can be implemented by a variety of trained staff including therapists, clinicians, doctoral students, and Masters level students in social work, counselling, and health behaviour and health education.


The Ontario HIV Treatment Network: Rapid Response Service




  • Population(s)
    • General HIV+ population
  • Engagement and Care Cascade
    • Treatment
  • Prevention
    • Sexual risk behaviour
  • Substance Use
    • Nonmedicinal drugs
  • Health Systems
    • Delivery arrangements


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