Clinical Trials


Planning for SUCCESS (SUCCESS)

This study has been completed
Emory University

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Information provided by (Responsible Party)
Anne C Spaulding, Emory University Identifier

First received: July 7, 2014
Last updated: January 19, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017
History of Changes


Planning for SUCCESS (Sustained, Unbroken Connections to Care, Entry Services, and Suppression) is a project to improve the connection to community care for HIV infected persons leaving Fulton County Jail or Atlanta City Detention Center in Atlanta.

Hypothesis: Participants who receive the intervention will be more likely to link to medical care after jail release than similar participants who do not receive the intervention.

Rationale and objective: This project aims to make sure HIV positive persons leaving jail maintain medical care. Case managers will use strength based case management and phone texting technology to improve release's connections to care in the community.

This study will have extensive tracking of outcomes. The key outcome will be whether HIV infected participants receiving an intervention experience suppression of their viral load after release from jail . The investigators wish to demonstrate the ability to recruit participants into the SUCCESS intervention and repeatedly check community medical records to see how well their infection is being controlled after they linked to care. Investigators also want to conduct a survey at baseline, 3 months and 12 months.

Investigators will compare the viral load of participants receiving the intervention to participants passing through the jail who do not receive the outcome.

Condition Intervention

Behavioral : Strength Based Case Management

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Planning for Sustained, Unbroken Connections to Care, Entry Services, and Suppression (SUCCESS)-- A Project to Improve the Connection to Community Care for HIV Infected Persons Leaving Jail in Atlanta

Further study details as provided by Anne C Spaulding, Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures

  • HIV viral load [ Time Frame: 12 months after release from jail ]
    HIV viral load can be drawn; obtaining it shows that the person is in care. Ideally, it should be suppressed 12 months out of jail. One measurement of viral load within three months after release will demonstrate linkage; two clinical visits occurring within 12 months post release, with at least 2 clinical visits spaced a minimum of 3 months apart, will indicate retention.
Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Show feasibility of conducting protocol [ Time Frame: Four months ]
    Demonstrate that 14 persons can be recruited per month and that delivery of the intervention is feasible.

Enrollment: 113
Study Start Date: July 2014
Study Completion Date: December 2016
Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Strength Based Case Management
Strength Based Case Management
Behavioral: Strength Based Case Management
No Intervention: Contemporary, HIV+ Jail Detainees
No intervention


Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 99 Years  
Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No  


Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV infected (HIV+); age of or over 18 years;
  • Mentally able to give consent; understand spoken English;
  • Detained or sentenced in either the Fulton County Jail or the Atlanta City Detention Center; and
  • Likely to leave within 6 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:
  • Unable to give consent because of mental illness or inebriation;
  • A recent participant in a randomized trial conducted by the investigators of an
intervention to increase retention in HIV care (e.g., ARTAS)

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Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02185742


United States, Georgia
Fulton County Jail
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30318

Sponsors and Collaborators

Emory University
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


Principal Investigator: Anne C Spaulding, MD MPH Emory University
More Information

More Information

Responsible Party: Anne C Spaulding, Assoc Professor, Emory University Identifier: NCT02185742   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00064852  
Study First Received: July 7, 2014  
Last Updated: January 19, 2017  

Keywords provided by Anne C Spaulding, Emory University:

Linkage and Retention
Treatment as Prevention
Strength Based Case Management
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