Network Supported Engagement In HIV Care (NSEC)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Access Community Health Network
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: October 15, 2012
Last updated: December 30, 2014
Last verified: December 2014

October 15, 2012
December 30, 2014
November 2012
November 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Missed Visit Proportion (MVP) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The primary aim is to test for differences in MVP by treatment group across the study time period of 12 months
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01726712 on Archive Site
Not Provided
Not Provided
Not Provided
Not Provided
Network Supported Engagement In HIV Care
Network Supported Engagement In HIV Care

The Network Supported Engagement in Care (NSEC) intervention is a brief, theory based and culturally sensitive intervention designed to capitalize on organic yet underutilized social support networks in the lives of young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) who have been recently diagnosed with HIV. The intervention has been developed with input from clients and their support network members, case managers, social workers, HIV primary care providers and pastoral care at a Federally Qualified Health Center. The goal of the intervention is to improve retention in care for newly diagnosed YBMSM who present for their first HIV primary care clinic appointment.

Not Provided
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • HIV
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Other: Supportive Care
Provide emotional support. Provide practical support. Support friend/family by helping him find information or help for those with HIV in the community
  • No Intervention: Routine Care
  • Active Comparator: Supportive Contact
    Intervention: Other: Supportive Care
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Active, not recruiting
June 2016
November 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

Index subjects

  • Self-identify as African-American and male;
  • same gender anal/oral sex in the past 2 years;
  • English speaking;
  • have at least one SC in their network;
  • own a cell phone not shared with other persons;
  • agreeable to text-message mini-booster sessions; and
  • between the ages of 16-29 years old.

Supportive Contact:

  • Index participant has agreed to including the supportive contact;
  • Supportive contact is willing to attend face to face and telephone mini-booster sessions;
  • 18 years of age or older;
  • English speaking; and
  • owns a cell phone that is not shared with other persons.

Exclusion Criteria:

Index Subject:

  • unable to provide assent/consent;
  • plan to move out of the area within the next 12 months;
  • are not willing to attend intervention sessions; or
  • not willing to return for assessments

Supportive Contact:

  • unable to provide informed consent; or
  • not willing to return for 3 and 12 month assessments.
16 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
11-0654, 1R34MH097622-01
University of Chicago
University of Chicago
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Access Community Health Network
Principal Investigator: John A Schneider, MD, PhD University of Chicago
University of Chicago
December 2014

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP