Online Social Networking for HIV Prevention

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2009 by Colorado School of Public Health.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Internet Sexuality Information Services (ISIS)
Columbia University
Rutgers University
Information provided by:
Colorado School of Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00725959
First received: July 29, 2008
Last updated: January 26, 2012
Last verified: July 2009
  Purpose

In this randomized controlled trial, we will identify social networks on My Space.com, an randomly assign each network to control or intervention status. We will then intervene at the level of the network with dynamic, interactive HIV prevention messages (intervention) or static messages about HIV prevention (control). We will develop the intervention content with input from our target audience (My Space.com users) and will measure baseline, and 3 and 6 month assessments of condom use and abstinence among all participants


Condition Intervention Phase
HIV
Behavioral: Online social networking HIV prevention
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Online Social Networking for HIV Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Colorado School of Public Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Condom use [ Time Frame: three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Abstinence [ Time Frame: three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Condom and abstinence norms, attitudes, self-efficacy and intentions [ Time Frame: three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 6204
Study Start Date: September 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Participants in this arm will have exposure to innovative, dynamic and regularly updated HIV Prevention messages on My Space
Behavioral: Online social networking HIV prevention
messages about HIV posted in online social networking sites
Active Comparator: 2
Participants in this arm will have exposure to static information on HIV prevention currently available online
Behavioral: Online social networking HIV prevention
messages about HIV posted in online social networking sites

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 20 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • My Space user with an existing my space page
  • at least 16
  • no older than 20
  • English speaker

Exclusion Criteria:

  • older than 20 or younger than 16
  • non English speaker
  • does not have a My Space page
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00725959

Contacts
Contact: Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH 303-724-1238 sheana.bull@ucdenver.edu

Locations
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center Recruiting
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80045
Contact: Sheana Bull, Ph.D.    303-724-1238    sheana.bull@uchsc.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Colorado School of Public Health
Internet Sexuality Information Services (ISIS)
Columbia University
Rutgers University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sheana Bull, Ph.D. University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences
  More Information

No publications provided by Colorado School of Public Health

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sheana Bull, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00725959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COMIRB 07-0459, R01NR010492, 1R01NR01492-01
Study First Received: July 29, 2008
Last Updated: January 26, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Colorado School of Public Health:
HIV Prevention
Social Networking
Technology Based Intervention

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 22, 2014