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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:
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
  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: 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)

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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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

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

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders 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
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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
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Carl Latkin, PhD Johns Hopkins University -Bloomberg School of Public Health
  More Information

Publications:
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
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
United States: Institutional Review Board

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:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Lentivirus Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Slow Virus Diseases
Virus Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 25, 2014