Improving Provider Counseling Interventions in HIV Practice

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2007 by Johns Hopkins University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 3, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 3, 2007
University of California, San Francisco
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Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
Hypothesis: HIV clinicians trained to deliver brief counseling messages and receiving cues from a brief computer survey on risk behaviors of their patients can counsel have an impact on patient's risk behaviors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Behavioral: Stage based counseling Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This is a randomized controlled study. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of the cue sheet as an aid to targeted provider behavioral counseling. All enrolled participants are HIV+ adults seen for regular medical care at a site affiliated with the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service. After consenting, participants will take an audio-assisted computer interviews to collect patient risk assessment data. For participants randomized to the intervention arm, the printed output on risk behaviors is then given to the provider along with cues for staged-based counseling for use during the same visit. Participants in the control arm take the same computerized risk assessment but there are no printed cue sheets. Risk behaviors of all participants are assessed at entry, at 6 months, and at 12 months. The main outcome measure is change in HIV transmission behaviors at 12 months for those in the intervention arm compared to the control arm.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 425 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Study Start Date : September 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Provider receives cue sheet to assist with counseling.
Behavioral: Stage based counseling
No Intervention: 2
Provider does not receive cue sheet.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disclosure of HIV status to sex partners; unprotected sexual encounters. [ Time Frame: 12 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:

  • HIV seropositive
  • English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cannot give informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00538993

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
University of California, San Francisco
Principal Investigator: Emily Erbelding, M.D. Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT00538993     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H97HA01144
First Posted: October 3, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 3, 2007
Last Verified: September 2007

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