HIV Testing and Brief Alcohol Intervention for Young Drinkers in the Emergency Department

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lynn E. Fiellin, Yale University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01573065
First received: April 4, 2012
Last updated: August 9, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study was to determine whether a brief counseling intervention coupled with rapid HIV testing was feasible and effective at decreasing alcohol consumption and sexual risk behaviors among young, unhealthy drinkers presenting to the Emergency Department.


Condition Intervention
Alcohol Consumption
Sexual Risk Behaviors
Behavioral: Counseling intervention with rapid HIV testing

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Addressing HIV Risk in Young Unhealthy Alcohol Drinkers in the Emergency Department With Rapid HIV Testing and Brief Intervention

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Further study details as provided by Yale University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility [ Time Frame: baseline and 2 month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    number of patients enrolled and retained at 2 months.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Alcohol consumption [ Time Frame: baseline vs. 2 month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    As assessed by the Time Line Follow Back, change in alcohol consumption.

  • Sexual risk behaviors [ Time Frame: baseline vs. 2 month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    As assessed by an adapted HIV Risk Behaviors Scale, change in sexual risk behaviors.


Enrollment: 85
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Single arm Behavioral: Counseling intervention with rapid HIV testing
Counseling intervention (modeled after Brief Negotiation Interview and Project RESPECT-2) coupled with rapid HIV testing. Telephone booster at 2 weeks.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-40 years old;
  • engaged in at least one sexual risk behavior in past 90 days;
  • alcohol consumption greater than NIAAA guidelines for at-risk drinking;
  • unknown or negative HIV status and willing to be tested;
  • able to provide contact information for follow-up;
  • able to provide written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known HIV positive status;
  • medically or psychiatrically unstable.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01573065

Locations
United States, Connecticut
Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Deparmtment
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06511
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lynn E Fiellin, MD Yale University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Lynn E. Fiellin, Associate Professor, Yale University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01573065     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0906005270
Study First Received: April 4, 2012
Last Updated: August 9, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Yale University:
alcohol consumption
sexual risk behaviors
young, unhealthy drinkers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Emergencies
Drinking Behavior
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
HIV Antibodies
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014