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HOPE Social Media Intervention for HIV Testing and Studying Social Networks

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02944877
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 26, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 11, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sean Young, PhD, MS, University of California, Los Angeles

Brief Summary:
This study [HOPE: Harnessing Online Peer Education] seeks to determine the efficacy of using online social networks to scale peer community leader models to increase HIV prevention within African-American and Latino men who have sex with men. The peer community leader model, which teaches community popular opinion leaders about how to disseminate behavior changes messages throughout the community, has been proven to increase HIV prevention behaviors. Social networks such as Facebook.com may be a cost-effective platform for scaling these models. Primarily upper middle-class White populations used the Internet in its early years, however, Internet use within African-American and Latino households has recently increased dramatically, especially on online social networks such as Facebook.com. People using the Internet may be at the highest risk for contracting HIV and are using novel Internet approaches to find sex partners, such as through online social networks. This is the first study to examine the effectiveness of the HOPE social media intervention to increase HIV testing among at-risk groups in the United States.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Behavioral: Harnessing Online Peer Education (HOPE) Social Media Intervention Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: HOPE Social Media Intervention for HIV Testing and Studying Social Networks
Study Start Date : May 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: intervention
experimental
Behavioral: Harnessing Online Peer Education (HOPE) Social Media Intervention
control
Other
Behavioral: Harnessing Online Peer Education (HOPE) Social Media Intervention



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants testing for HIV [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
    At home HIV testing kits will be provided to all participants.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Male
  • Sexually active with another man in the last 12 months
  • Willing and capable of understanding and assenting to an online informed consent form
  • Has (or willing to create) a social media page.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Does not satisfy inclusion criteria

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02944877


Contacts
Contact: Sean Young, PhD 310-794-8530 sdyoung@mednet.ucla.edu

Locations
United States, California
UCLA Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90024
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles

Responsible Party: Sean Young, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02944877     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R01MH106415 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 26, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 11, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018