Effects of an HIV Intervention Among Sex Workers in the Philippines

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of California Office of the President Pacific Rim Research Program
University of California, Los Angeles
Center for Environment and Sustainable Development Foundation, Inc.
National Institute of Drug Abuse T32DA023356
National Institute of Drug Abuse 3R01DA028692-04S1
Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Institute
National Institutes of Drug Abuse R25DA031608-02
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lianne Urada, University of California, San Diego
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02071264
First received: February 23, 2014
Last updated: February 24, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

This study will implement a socio-behavioral intervention in Quezon City, the Philippines, using a community-based participatory approach. The intervention involves 1-2 psychosocial and health education training workshops for the establishment managers and their workers, focusing on HIV/AIDS risk reduction information and condom use and condom negotiation skill-building. Participants will also be invited to do dream-building activities that explore their personal goals and goals for their organization of peers.


Condition Intervention
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Behavioral: HIV/STI intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effects of an HIV Intervention Among Female and Male Entertainers and Spa/Sauna Workers in the Philippines

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Further study details as provided by University of California, San Diego:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HIV/STI knowledge [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Knowledge of HIV/STI transmission and ways to protect oneself


Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
HIV/STI intervention
This study implements a socio-behavioral intervention in Metro Manila, the Philippines, using a community-based participatory approach with 1-2 psychosocial and health education training workshops for the establishment managers and their workers, including street sex workers, focusing on HIV/AIDS risk reduction information, condom use, and condom negotiation skill-building. Participants participate in dream-building activities to explore personal goals and goals for their organization of peers. The interventions are directed at organizational behavior change and social influence modeling through training peers and managers. The participants receive information on STIs along with standard care, held on a day convenient to the participants and at a neutral location.
Behavioral: HIV/STI intervention
The intervention covers HIV101 information, reproductive health and human rights national policies, goal setting activities as individuals and as a group, results of prior research on ethics of doing research with sex workers.

Detailed Description:

This study will implement a socio-behavioral intervention in Quezon City, the Philippines, using a community-based participatory approach. The intervention involves 1-2 psychosocial and health education training workshops for the establishment managers and their workers, focusing on HIV/AIDS risk reduction information, condom use, and condom negotiation skill-building. Participants will also be invited to do dream-building activities that explore their personal goals and goals for their organization of peers.

The intervention involves targeted and tailored bio-psycho-educational interventions directed at organizational behavior change and social influence modeling through training peers and managers. The intervention site will receive peer and manager trainings consisting of specific information on STIs along with standard care, held on a day convenient to the participants and at the establishment or neutral location.

In addition to quick pre-post tests before and immediately after the intervention, participants will be interviewed 6-12 months after the intervention to evaluate the effects of the intervention on their STI/HIV knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, safer sex practices, and social support.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • self-identification as conducting sex work or working in a venue where sex work occurs.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those not actively engaging in sex work activities or working in a venue or area where sex work occurs.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02071264

Locations
Philippines
Center for Environment and Sustainable Development Foundation, Inc.
Metro Manila, Philippines
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lianne Urada
University of California Office of the President Pacific Rim Research Program
University of California, Los Angeles
Center for Environment and Sustainable Development Foundation, Inc.
National Institute of Drug Abuse T32DA023356
National Institute of Drug Abuse 3R01DA028692-04S1
Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Institute
National Institutes of Drug Abuse R25DA031608-02
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lianne A Urada, PhD University of California, San Diego