Heterosexual HIV Transmission Study (HATS). Prospective Cohort Study
PRIMARY: To identify factors associated with risk of HIV infection through heterosexual activity among urban, inner-city women.
SECONDARY: To identify correlates of high-risk behaviors in order to provide a basis for future intervention studies.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Heterosexual HIV Transmission Study (HATS). Prospective Cohort Study|
At baseline and at 6-month intervals, participants are interviewed about their sexual behavior, drug and alcohol-related behaviors, and recent medical history, and are given a psychosocial assessment. They also undergo a physical exam, including pelvic exam and colposcopy, and have blood and urine specimens collected for HIV testing, drug screening, and STD evaluation. Additionally, participants are given pre- and post-test counseling and education, including information about social services. They are provided with basic gynecological care and either treatment or referral for medical problems.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00000787
|United States, New York|
|SUNY / Health Sciences Ctr at Brooklyn|
|Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11203|