Targeting Interventions at Venues Where Risk of HIV Transmission is High (PLACE)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Bergen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ingvild Fossgard Sandoy, University of Bergen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01423357
First received: August 23, 2011
Last updated: August 24, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
  Purpose

The aim of this study is to investigate whether distribution of condoms and condom demonstrations by youth peer educators in venues where people meet new sexual partners in Livingstone, Zambia, leads to increased condom use among guests socializing in these venues.


Condition Intervention Phase
HIV
Other: Condom distribution and peer education
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Targeting Interventions at Venues Where Risk of HIV Transmission is High

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Further study details as provided by University of Zambia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Condom use with last sexual partner met in this venue [ Time Frame: in post-intervention survey (1 year after start of intervention) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Guests socializing in venues where people meet new sexual partners are asked about condom use with the last sexual partner met in the venue where interview conducted


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Condom availability in the last 12 months in venues where people meet new sexual partners [ Time Frame: in post-intervention survey (1 year after start of intervention) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    One person representing each venue included in the survey is asked about the availability of condoms in the venue in the last 12 months


Enrollment: 537
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2010
Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Condom distribution and peer education
Youth peer educators distribute condoms and conduct condom demonstration in venues where people meet new sexual partners, i.e. bars, night clubs, sherbeens, guest houses
Other: Condom distribution and peer education
Condom distribution and condom demonstrations by youth peer educators at least twice a week
No Intervention: Business as usual

Detailed Description:

In countries where the HIV prevalence is high, focusing on high risk places such as venues where people meet new sexual partners is probably more effective in reducing the transmission rate of HIV than targeting interventions just at perceived high risk groups. A survey conducted in 2005 in places where people met new sexual partners in Livingstone found that guests socializing there were engaging in high risk sex, but condoms were not always available in the venues. In this intervention study, youth peer educators will distribute condoms and demonstrate condom use in venues where people meet new sexual partners. After the intervention has run for a year, condom use among guests socializing in such venues in the intervention township will be compared with condom use among people socializing in similar venues in a comparison township.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Socializing in a venue where people are said to be meeting new sexual partners
  • Age 18 years and above

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Too drunk to give sensible answers
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Locations
Zambia
Maramba
Livingstone, Zambia
Dambwa
Livingstone, Zambia
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zambia
University of Bergen
Investigators
Study Director: Charles C Michelo, MD, MPH, PhD University of Zambia
Principal Investigator: Cosmas M Zyaambo, MD, MPhil University of Zambia
Study Chair: Knut M Fylkesnes, DMD. DrPhilos University of Bergen
  More Information

Publications:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Ingvild Fossgard Sandoy, Researcher, University of Bergen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01423357     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PLACE
Study First Received: August 23, 2011
Last Updated: August 24, 2011
Health Authority: Zambia: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by University of Zambia:
HIV prevention
condom distribution
youth peer education
high risk places
condom use
prevention through increased condom use

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2014