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Evaluation of an HIV Outreach Program

This study has been completed.
HRSA/Maternal and Child Health Bureau
CitiWide Harm Reduction
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Montefiore Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 7, 2006
Last updated: March 31, 2006
Last verified: September 2005
This study evaluates outreach to HIV-infected people living in unstable housing in New York City who are new to CitiWide Harm Reduction. One hundred and fifty people are interviewed every 6 months, and their medical records are reviewed every 6 months for a total of 18 months. The study examines how outreach, case management, housing, drug use, mental health, and quality of life are related to people's ability to get into and stay in medical care.

HIV Infections

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of an Outreach and Intervention Program to Reach HIV- Positive Persons Living in Bronx, NY Single Room Occupancy Hotels

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Further study details as provided by Montefiore Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: October 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2005
Detailed Description:
The study is a prospective cohort study in which 150 newly enrolled HIV-infected participants of CitiWide Harm Reduction are followed for 18 months to assess HIV-related health outcomes. Data elements include (1)face-to-face interviews focusing on housing, HIV disease severity, utilization of health care services, utilization of non-medical services, substance use, mental health, and quality of life; (2) medical chart information focusing on CD4 count, viral load, and HIV primary care visits; and (3) outreach services. We hypothesize that involvement with CitiWide Harm Reduction will improve HIV-related health care utilization and outcomes.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-infected, living in one of 15 single room occupancy hotels served by CitiWide Harm Reduction, new to CitiWide Harm Reduction, at least 18 years of age, English or Spanish speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-negative
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00300183

United States, New York
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10467
Sponsors and Collaborators
Montefiore Medical Center
HRSA/Maternal and Child Health Bureau
CitiWide Harm Reduction
Principal Investigator: Chinazo O Cunningham, MD Montefiore Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00300183     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: #2H97 HA 00247-03-02
Study First Received: March 7, 2006
Last Updated: March 31, 2006

Keywords provided by Montefiore Medical Center:
health services accessibility
health services research
social support
substance abuse
mental health
quality of life
harm reduction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017