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HIV/STD Safer Sex Skills Groups for Women in Drug Treatment Programs - 1

This study has been completed.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Identifier:
First received: June 8, 2004
Last updated: January 11, 2017
Last verified: October 2016
The purpose of this study is to look at a program for women in drug abuse treatment designed to reduce Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Sexually Transmitted Disease (HIV/STD) risk behaviors and reduce unprotected sexual risk behavior.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavior Therapy
Behavioral: Behavior Therapy
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: HIV/STD Safer Sex Skills Groups for Women in Drug Treatment Programs

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • AIDS risk behavior

Estimated Enrollment: 541
Study Start Date: May 2004
Study Completion Date: October 2005
Primary Completion Date: October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The proposed trial is intended to test the effectiveness of a proven, manual driven, five-session safer sexual skills building group (SSB) intervention (Schilling et al., 1991; El Bassel and Schilling, 1992) for female patients in MMTP or in drug-free outpatient treatment. The effects of SSB will be compared to a standard group HIV education session (HE).

This study uses a 2-group, randomized, parallel-group design to compare a five-session safer sexual skills building group to a single 60-min HIV education session (control condition). The control condition is designed to standardize and simulate the usual care at community clinics.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Adult females (18 years of age or older) in drug abuse treatment at participating Community Treatment Programs are invited to participate.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00084188

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Principal Investigator: Susan Tross, Ph.D. New York State Psychiatric Institute
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