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Internet-based HIV/STI Prevention for Young MSM Receiving HIV Testing (KIU)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00968188
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2009 by University of Illinois at Chicago.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : August 28, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2009
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August 27, 2009
August 28, 2009
September 29, 2009
August 2009
January 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Sexual Risk Behavior [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
Same as current
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HIV knowledge, Decisional Balance, condom errors, safer sex self-efficacy, intentions [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
Same as current
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Internet-based HIV/STI Prevention for Young MSM Receiving HIV Testing
A Randomized Control Trial of an Internet-based HIV/STI Prevention for Young MSM Receiving HIV Testing.
The purpose of this study is to develop an empirically validated, scientifically-based HIV and STI prevention program that can be delivered online to young men who have sex with men (YMSM) who were recently tested for HIV.

Presently, there are a limited number of proven HIV interventions culturally tailored to young men who have sex with men (YMSM). This is alarming because Men who have sex with men comprise 68% of HIV/AIDS diagnoses in men, despite representing a much smaller proportion of the population. In addition, MSM are reporting more sexual risk behavior than in previous years and there is significant concern that HIV infection rates may once again be on the rise after more than a decade of remaining relatively stable.

The Internet is a viable intervention avenue because of it's high percentage of accessibility and usage, especially among young adults. Moreover, it might hold a strong appeal for YMSM, since its anonymity confers a sense of perceived safety against stigma surrounding HIV prevention information.

The purpose of this study is to compare two different versions of an online HIV/STI intervention for YMSM. This study is part of an overall program of research designed to understand and prevent HIV infection among high-risk youth. Participation in this study will help us to determine the usefulness of an tailored and interactive HIV Internet-assisted intervention.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • HIV
  • HIV Infections
  • Behavioral: Keep It Up!
    Online HIV Intervention Prevention Website tailored to Young Men that Have Sex with Men. Website is tailored to be more engaging, includes videos and games.
  • Behavioral: Information only
    Medically fact based HIV information delivered online.
  • Experimental: Active intervention
    Highly interactive, motivational, culturally tailored, online HIV prevention.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Keep It Up!
  • Active Comparator: Information only
    Medically fact based online intervention.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Information only
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Unknown status
June 2011
January 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 18 and 24 years of age
  • Self-identify as a biological male
  • Understand and read English
  • Have tested HIV negative at an approved clinic within 6 weeks
  • Report at least one (male) sex partners in the past three months, and unprotected anal sex with at least one male sex partner in the past three months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have been diagnosed with HIV within the past three months
  • Participation in another HIV prevention program
  • No access to the Internet or an email address
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
18 Years to 24 Years   (Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
1R34MH079714-01A1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Brian Mustanski, PhD / Assistant Professor and Director, IMPACT Program, University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Brian S Mustanski, PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
August 2009

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