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Online Social Networking for HIV Prevention

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00725959
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 31, 2008
Results First Posted : November 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 7, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
In this randomized controlled trial, we will identify social networks on Facebook, an randomly assign each network to control or intervention status. We will then intervene at the level of the network with dynamic, interactive HIV prevention messages (intervention) or static messages about HIV prevention (control). We will develop the intervention content with input from our target audience (Facebook users) and will measure baseline, and 3 and 6 month assessments of condom use and abstinence among all participants

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
HIV Behavioral: Online social networking HIV prevention

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1578 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Online Social Networking for HIV Prevention
Study Start Date : September 2008
Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Study Completion Date : December 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Facebook Arm
Participants in this arm will have exposure to innovative, dynamic and regularly updated HIV Prevention messages on Facebook
Behavioral: Online social networking HIV prevention
messages about HIV posted in online social networking sites
Active Comparator: Control arm
Participants in this arm will have exposure to static information on HIV prevention currently available online
Behavioral: Online social networking HIV prevention
messages about HIV posted in online social networking sites


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of Condom Usage [ Time Frame: two months ]
    number of times condom used divided by number of times person had sex in past 60 days


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Condom and Abstinence Norms, Attitudes, Self-efficacy and Intentions [ Time Frame: two months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 24 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Facebook user with an existing Facebook page
  • at least 16
  • no older than 24
  • English speaker

Exclusion Criteria:

  • older than 24 or younger than 16
  • non English speaker
  • does not have a Facebook page
Contacts and Locations

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Colorado School of Public Health
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Internet Sexuality Information Services (ISIS)
Columbia University
Rutgers University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sheana Bull, Ph.D. University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sheana Bull, Professor, Colorado School of Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00725959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COMIRB 07-0459
R01NR010492 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
1R01NR01492-01
First Posted: July 31, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: November 7, 2017
Last Update Posted: November 7, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

Keywords provided by Sheana Bull, Colorado School of Public Health:
HIV Prevention
Social Networking
Technology Based Intervention