Project MIX: Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Risk Among Substance-Using MSM
The purpose of this project is to test the efficacy of an HIV prevention behavioral intervention to reduce sexual risk for HIV infection among non-injection, substance-using men who have sex with men (SUMSM). The primary goal of the intervention is to reduce HIV transmission by reducing the incidence of unprotected anal sex while under the influence of alcohol and other drugs (AOD).
Behavioral: Discussion Group
Behavioral: Video Discussion Group
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Project Mix: Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Sexual Risk Behavior of Substance-Using (Non-Injection) Men Who Have Sex With Men|
- Decrease in the number of unprotected anal sex partners (and acts) while under the influence of AOD as reported at 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-up assessments compared to baseline assessments. [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Decrease in the number of unprotected anal sex partners (and acts) as reported at 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-up assessments compared to baseline assessments. [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be the largest risk category for incident and prevalent cases of HIV and AIDS in the U.S. Studies of MSM have established an association between alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and risky sexual behaviors. Although studies have assessed and confirmed the association of AOD use and unsafe sex, few have focused specifically on reducing sexual risk of SUMSM.
Sexual risk reduction interventions for MSM identified in the published scientific literature have demonstrated that they are generally effective at reducing sexual risk behaviors among MSM. However, none of these interventions specifically targeted non-injecting SUMSM. Thus, a gap exists in prevention efforts to reduce HIV transmission among SUMSM.
The primary aim of the Project Mix overall is to develop and evaluate a practical intervention strategy that is specifically tailored to the needs of non-injecting SUMSM. The intent of the intervention is to decrease the number of unprotected anal sex partners (and acts) while under the influence of AOD and in general.
|United States, California|
|Health Research Association|
|Hollywood, California, United States, 90038|
|San Francisco Department of Public Health|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94102|
|United States, Illinois|
|The University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60607|
|Howard Brown Health Center|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60613|
|United States, New York|
|New York Blood Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|New York, New York, United States, 10024|
|Principal Investigator:||Gordon Mansergh, PhD||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|