A Network Intervention for Prevention of HIV Infection in Chennai, India - 1

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (In ability to obtain Indian governmental approval from the study from NACO)
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 1, 2015
Johns Hopkins University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Carl Latkin, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate a peer-based HIV prevention intervention that targets active injection drug users and their drug and sex partners in Chennai India.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Behavioral: psychoeducational Behavioral: control Phase 2

Detailed Description:
The intervention to be tested in this study draws upon theoretical and empirical evidence suggesting that peer educator programs can have significant effects on the risk-related behaviors of both the educators and the peers whom they educate. Specifically, through group and individual focused sessions, participants learn and practice skills designed to reduce drug and sex related risk behaviors. Furthermore, individuals and their main risk partners attend a training session that focuses on risk reduction within their relationship.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Supplement to the Long-term Impact of a Network Outreach Intervention
Study Start Date : January 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
behavioral social network risk reduction intervention
Behavioral: psychoeducational

Active Comparator: 2
voluntary counseling and testing (VCT
Behavioral: control

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. needle sharing [ Time Frame: 3 month ]
  2. condom use [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • drug users
  • network members

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00218686

YRG Care
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 600 113
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Carl Latkin, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

Responsible Party: Carl Latkin, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Identifier: NCT00218686     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DESPR DA013142
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 1, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015

Keywords provided by Carl Latkin, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
injection drug use
social networks

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases