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Internet-based HIV/STI Prevention for Young MSM Receiving HIV Testing (KIU)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2009 by University of Illinois at Chicago.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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University of Illinois at Chicago Identifier:
First received: August 27, 2009
Last updated: September 28, 2009
Last verified: August 2009
The purpose of this study is to develop an empirically validated, scientifically-based HIV and STI prevention program that can be delivered online to young men who have sex with men (YMSM) who were recently tested for HIV.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections
Behavioral: Keep It Up!
Behavioral: Information only

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Control Trial of an Internet-based HIV/STI Prevention for Young MSM Receiving HIV Testing.

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Further study details as provided by University of Illinois at Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sexual Risk Behavior [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • HIV knowledge, Decisional Balance, condom errors, safer sex self-efficacy, intentions [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: August 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Active intervention
Highly interactive, motivational, culturally tailored, online HIV prevention.
Behavioral: Keep It Up!
Online HIV Intervention Prevention Website tailored to Young Men that Have Sex with Men. Website is tailored to be more engaging, includes videos and games.
Active Comparator: Information only
Medically fact based online intervention.
Behavioral: Information only
Medically fact based HIV information delivered online.

Detailed Description:

Presently, there are a limited number of proven HIV interventions culturally tailored to young men who have sex with men (YMSM). This is alarming because Men who have sex with men comprise 68% of HIV/AIDS diagnoses in men, despite representing a much smaller proportion of the population. In addition, MSM are reporting more sexual risk behavior than in previous years and there is significant concern that HIV infection rates may once again be on the rise after more than a decade of remaining relatively stable.

The Internet is a viable intervention avenue because of it's high percentage of accessibility and usage, especially among young adults. Moreover, it might hold a strong appeal for YMSM, since its anonymity confers a sense of perceived safety against stigma surrounding HIV prevention information.

The purpose of this study is to compare two different versions of an online HIV/STI intervention for YMSM. This study is part of an overall program of research designed to understand and prevent HIV infection among high-risk youth. Participation in this study will help us to determine the usefulness of an tailored and interactive HIV Internet-assisted intervention.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 24 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 18 and 24 years of age
  • Self-identify as a biological male
  • Understand and read English
  • Have tested HIV negative at an approved clinic within 6 weeks
  • Report at least one (male) sex partners in the past three months, and unprotected anal sex with at least one male sex partner in the past three months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have been diagnosed with HIV within the past three months
  • Participation in another HIV prevention program
  • No access to the Internet or an email address
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00968188

United States, Illinois
Howard Brown Health Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60613-2010
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Illinois at Chicago
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Brian S Mustanski, PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: Brian Mustanski, PhD / Assistant Professor and Director, IMPACT Program, University of Illinois at Chicago Identifier: NCT00968188     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-0182
1R34MH079714-01A1 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: August 27, 2009
Last Updated: September 28, 2009

Keywords provided by University of Illinois at Chicago:
HIV Risk
Internet Intervention
Homosexuality, Male
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 processed this record on May 25, 2017