Scientific Articles

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 3 Preparation

MI Science Staff: May 2016

This article is the third part of MI’s series on the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change. Our previous articles focused on the pre-contemplative and the contemplative stages of readiness for change. The third stage is … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 2

MI Science Staff: April 2016

In March, our science article introduced the Transtheoretical Model for Behavioral Change as a viable model for changing risky sexual behavior. Only the first of six stages of “readiness for change” was visited in the … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change

MI Science Staff, March 23, 2016

For a number of years now, the Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change has been used in health care settings to help bring about positive behavioral changes, such as weight loss and smoking and … Read the rest

Update on HIV from CDC

MI Science Staff: February 2016

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The above graphic was released this week from the CDC, as the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections took place in Boston, Massachusetts. While other graphics focused on racial groups and geographic regions, this … Read the rest

Oxytocin and Sexual Trauma

In their book, HOOKED, Drs. McIlhaney and Bush discuss the role of the brain in sexual relationships. When two people engage in sexual activity, there is a complex interaction of neuro-hormones, including dopamine and oxytocin that takes place within the … Read the rest

Scientific Article: Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a lifelong, recurring, incurable infection that can cause painful genital ulcerations, painful urination and flu-like symptoms such as malaise and muscle aches.  The initial break out usually lasts longer and is more wide-spread than recurring break-outs. At … Read the rest

Scientific Article: Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that has been around for a very long time.  As early as 1495 there are accounts of a disease that went by many different names, as it spread across Europe.  This “great pox” was … Read the rest