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Video-based Counseling & Rapid HIV Testing for Teens

This study has been completed.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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North Bronx Healthcare Network Identifier:
First received: February 3, 2009
Last updated: September 18, 2009
Last verified: September 2009
This study evaluated the educational effectiveness of a youth-friendly pre-test video (derived from a previous qualitative study) and compared it with in-person HIV pre-test counseling. A convenience sample of 200 medically stable individuals between the ages of 15 and 21 presenting to an urban ED were recruited to participate in this study and randomized into 2 groups. Individuals were eligible if they were English-speaking, sexually active and able to consent. All participants completed a sexual risk factor and demographic survey. Group 1 completed a validated pre-test knowledge measure, viewed the HIV education video then completed a post-test knowledge measure. Group 2 completed the same knowledge measures, but received pre-test HIV counseling from a trained public health advocate. HIV testing was optional

Condition Intervention
HIV HIV Infections Behavioral: Video Behavioral: in-person HIV pre-test counseling

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An RCT to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Emergency Department Based Multimedia HIV Testing Model in Adolescents

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Further study details as provided by North Bronx Healthcare Network:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge of HIV [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Consent to HIV testing [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Control
The participants spoke with a live counselor prior to answering the knowledge measure
Behavioral: in-person HIV pre-test counseling
Experimental: Video Behavioral: Video
The participants saw a 6 minute video


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 15-21 year old
  • sexually active
  • English-Speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • medically unstable
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00836550

United States, New York
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Bronx Healthcare Network
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Yvette Calderon, MD MS Jacobi Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Yvette Calderon/ Principal Investigator, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Identifier: NCT00836550     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-456-001
Study First Received: February 3, 2009
Last Updated: September 18, 2009

Keywords provided by North Bronx Healthcare Network:
HIV knowledge measure
Teen HIV testing
HIV Seronegativity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017