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A Network Intervention for Reducing Sexual Risk for HIV With African American Men Who Have Sex With Men (AA MSM) (UDP)

This study has been completed
Sponsor
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Information provided by (Responsible Party)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier
NCT00691041

First received: June 3, 2008
Last updated: June 12, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012
History of Changes
Purpose

Purpose

The purpose of the study is to examine the efficacy of a network-oriented "outreach intervention" to reduce HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) related risk behaviors among African American men who have sex with men (AA MSM)and their social network. The hypothesis is to determine whether the new intervention is more efficacious at reducing high risk sexual behaviors than the standard normal of care provided to the public (a single session of individual HIV counseling and testing.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections

Behavioral : Unity in Diversity

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Network Intervention for Reducing Sexual Risk for HIV With African American Men Who Have Sex With Men (AA MSM)

Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures

  • To increase participants knowledge of HIV/STI risks to assist with decreasing high risk sex/drug behaviors [ Time Frame: 3 months after completing intervention ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To increase participants' level of knowledge and skills concerning HIV/STI prevention and diffusing the information to their social network) [ Time Frame: 3 months after completing the intervention ]

Enrollment: 233
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2010
Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
HIV/STI counseling and testing and a 7 session intervention to increase participants' level of knowledge and skills concerning HIV prevention (to decrease HIV acquisition or transmission) and to diffuse the information to their social network
Behavioral: Unity in Diversity

HIV/STI counseling and testing and a 7 session intervention to increase participants' level of knowledge and skills concerning HIV prevention (to decrease HIV acquisition or transmission) and to diffuse the information to their social network

No Intervention: 2
HIV/STI counseling and testing and a single 15 minute session of resources available in the community

Detailed Description:

The intervention increases participants' personal level of knowledge and skills concerning HIV prevention and inspires participants to diffuse the information to their social network.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older  
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes  

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Identify as a black / African American male
  • Report sex with at least 2 people in past 3 months/ 1 being male
  • Willingness to take HIV test or provide documentation if HIV+
  • Willingness to identify and recruit friend/relative to study


Exclusion Criteria:
  • Under age 18
  • Identify as female or transgender
  • Not identify as Black / African American

contacts and locations

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00691041

Locations

United States, Maryland
Lighthouse
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205

Sponsors and Collaborators

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Investigators

Principal Investigator: Carl Latkin, PhD Johns Hopkins University -Bloomberg School of Public Health
More Information

More Information


Responsible Party: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00691041   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCHHSTP-5221  
Study First Received: June 3, 2008  
Last Updated: June 12, 2012  

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

HIV Prevention
Men who have sex with men
African American
Unprotected sex
HIV Seronegativity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on October 20, 2017
This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov.