Video-based Counseling & Rapid HIV Testing for Teens

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 4, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 21, 2009
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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North Bronx Healthcare Network

Brief Summary:
This study evaluated the educational effectiveness of a youth-friendly pre-test video (derived from a previous qualitative study) and compared it with in-person HIV pre-test counseling. A convenience sample of 200 medically stable individuals between the ages of 15 and 21 presenting to an urban ED were recruited to participate in this study and randomized into 2 groups. Individuals were eligible if they were English-speaking, sexually active and able to consent. All participants completed a sexual risk factor and demographic survey. Group 1 completed a validated pre-test knowledge measure, viewed the HIV education video then completed a post-test knowledge measure. Group 2 completed the same knowledge measures, but received pre-test HIV counseling from a trained public health advocate. HIV testing was optional

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV HIV Infections Behavioral: Video Behavioral: in-person HIV pre-test counseling Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An RCT to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Emergency Department Based Multimedia HIV Testing Model in Adolescents
Study Start Date : August 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Control
The participants spoke with a live counselor prior to answering the knowledge measure
Behavioral: in-person HIV pre-test counseling
Experimental: Video Behavioral: Video
The participants saw a 6 minute video

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knowledge of HIV [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Consent to HIV testing [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 15-21 year old
  • sexually active
  • English-Speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • medically unstable

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00836550

United States, New York
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Bronx Healthcare Network
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Yvette Calderon, MD MS Jacobi Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Responsible Party: Yvette Calderon/ Principal Investigator, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Identifier: NCT00836550     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-456-001
First Posted: February 4, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 21, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by North Bronx Healthcare Network:
HIV knowledge measure
Teen HIV testing
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