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A Network Intervention for Reducing Sexual Risk for HIV With African American Men Who Have Sex With Men (AA MSM) (UDP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00691041
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 5, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to examine the efficacy of a network-oriented "outreach intervention" to reduce HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) related risk behaviors among African American men who have sex with men (AA MSM)and their social network. The hypothesis is to determine whether the new intervention is more efficacious at reducing high risk sexual behaviors than the standard normal of care provided to the public (a single session of individual HIV counseling and testing.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
HIV Infections Behavioral: Unity in Diversity

Detailed Description:
The intervention increases participants' personal level of knowledge and skills concerning HIV prevention and inspires participants to diffuse the information to their social network.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 233 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Network Intervention for Reducing Sexual Risk for HIV With African American Men Who Have Sex With Men (AA MSM)
Study Start Date : August 2008
Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Study Completion Date : March 2010

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
HIV/STI counseling and testing and a 7 session intervention to increase participants' level of knowledge and skills concerning HIV prevention (to decrease HIV acquisition or transmission) and to diffuse the information to their social network
Behavioral: Unity in Diversity
HIV/STI counseling and testing and a 7 session intervention to increase participants' level of knowledge and skills concerning HIV prevention (to decrease HIV acquisition or transmission) and to diffuse the information to their social network
No Intervention: 2
HIV/STI counseling and testing and a single 15 minute session of resources available in the community


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To increase participants knowledge of HIV/STI risks to assist with decreasing high risk sex/drug behaviors [ Time Frame: 3 months after completing intervention ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To increase participants' level of knowledge and skills concerning HIV/STI prevention and diffusing the information to their social network) [ Time Frame: 3 months after completing the intervention ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Identify as a black / African American male
  • Report sex with at least 2 people in past 3 months/ 1 being male
  • Willingness to take HIV test or provide documentation if HIV+
  • Willingness to identify and recruit friend/relative to study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under age 18
  • Identify as female or transgender
  • Not identify as Black / African American
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00691041


Locations
United States, Maryland
Lighthouse
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Carl Latkin, PhD Johns Hopkins University -Bloomberg School of Public Health
More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00691041     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCHHSTP-5221
First Posted: June 5, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 13, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
HIV Prevention
Men who have sex with men
African American
Unprotected sex
HIV Seronegativity

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