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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

February 3, 2009
September 18, 2009
August 2008
December 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Knowledge of HIV [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00836550 on Archive Site
Consent to HIV testing [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
Same as current
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Video-based Counseling & Rapid HIV Testing for Teens
An RCT to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Emergency Department Based Multimedia HIV Testing Model in Adolescents
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
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • HIV
  • HIV Infections
  • Behavioral: Video
    The participants saw a 6 minute video
  • Behavioral: in-person HIV pre-test counseling
  • Active Comparator: Control
    The participants spoke with a live counselor prior to answering the knowledge measure
    Intervention: Behavioral: in-person HIV pre-test counseling
  • Experimental: Video
    Intervention: Behavioral: Video
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2008
December 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • medically unstable
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
15 Years to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
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United States
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Yvette Calderon/ Principal Investigator, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
North Bronx Healthcare Network
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Yvette Calderon, MD MS Jacobi Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine
North Bronx Healthcare Network
September 2009

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