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Online Social Networking for HIV Prevention

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00725959
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 31, 2008
Results First Posted : November 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 7, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: HIV
Intervention: Behavioral: Online social networking HIV prevention

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
Recruitment began October 2010 and Ended May 2011 in community settings

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
Intervention Arm Group exposed to dynamic content on Facebook re: HIV Prevention
Control Arm Attention Control exposed to a current events Facebook page

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Intervention Arm   Control Arm
STARTED   942   636 
COMPLETED   653   439 
NOT COMPLETED   289   197 

  Baseline Characteristics

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
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Reporting Groups
Arm 1 Group exposed to dynamic content on Facebook re: HIV Prevention
Arm 2 Attention Control exposed to a current events Facebook page
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Arm 1   Arm 2   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 942   636   1578 
Age [1] 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 19.7  (2.0)   20.2  (2.4)   19.8  (2.1) 
[1] Years of age
Sex: Female, Male 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
Female      521  55.3%      391  61.5%      912  57.8% 
Male      421  44.7%      245  38.5%      666  42.2% 

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Proportion of Condom Usage   [ Time Frame: two months ]

2.  Secondary:   Condom and Abstinence Norms, Attitudes, Self-efficacy and Intentions   [ Time Frame: two months ]
Results not yet reported.   Anticipated Reporting Date:   No text entered.  

  Serious Adverse Events

  Other Adverse Events

  Limitations and Caveats

Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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  More Information

Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr. Sheana Bull
Organization: Colorado School of Public Health
phone: 303-724-1238

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):

Responsible Party: Sheana Bull, Colorado School of Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00725959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COMIRB 07-0459
R01NR010492 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: July 29, 2008
First Posted: July 31, 2008
Results First Submitted: May 20, 2014
Results First Posted: November 7, 2017
Last Update Posted: November 7, 2017