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A Web-based Intervention Study to Reduce High-risk Sexual Behavior by Persons Living With HIV AIDS (PLWH)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01198418
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 10, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 2, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This is a CCTG sponsored trial in collaboration with UCSD-AVRC investigators to get more information about the methods that are used on the internet to provide information on how to reduce the risk of giving or getting infections that are often or usually passed from one person to another during sexual or intimate contact (sexually transmitted infection (STI)). STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. The purpose of this study is to develop methods that will allow someone who is living with HIV an easy way that they can get information and learn of ways on their own that can decrease their chances of getting sexually transmitted infections and ways that they can reduce the chance that they may transmit HIV to others.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sexually Transmitted Infections HIV Infections Behavioral: Experimental Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Design: CCTG 592 is a randomized, controlled study that will compare the efficacy of web-based intervention to reduce high-risk sexual behavior by persons living with HIV AIDS (PLWH).

Duration: 48 weeks

Sample Size: 200 subjects (100 per arm) that will be randomized

Study Population: HIV-1-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) at least 18 years of age who have a recent history of transmission risk behavior.

Stratification: Subjects will be stratified based upon their baseline antiretroviral use, whether they have a home computer and by site.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 181 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial of an Internet-based Prevention Intervention to Reduce STI in High-risk HIV Infected MSM
Study Start Date : November 2010
Primary Completion Date : August 2013
Study Completion Date : August 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Internet-based counseling Behavioral: Experimental
Internet-based intervention that assesses transmission risk and provides prevention messages
No Intervention: Survey Alone

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. STI incidence [ Time Frame: Baseline and follow-up visits every 3 months ]
    • To compare the composite STI incidence of syphilis or Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) or Neisseria gonorrhea (GC) at any mucosal site among sexually active HIV-infected men during 12 months participation in an Internet risk reduction intervention compared to those that receive a survey instrument alone.
    • To compare the incidence of nonspecific urethritis by urinalysis and testing for Mycoplasma genitalum and trichomonas sp. among sexually active HIV-infected men during 12 months participation in an Internet risk reduction intervention compared to those that receive a survey instrument alone.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate risk factors of STIs [ Time Frame: Baseline, follow-up visits every 3 months ]
    • Compare:a)self reported levels of unsafe sex among HIV-infected men b)intention to start ARV among HIV-infected men not currently on ARV will increase during 12 mos. participation in an internet risk reduction intervention compared to survey instrument alone
    • Compare self-reported among HIV-infected men during 12 mos. participation as measured by those reporting 100% disclosure in an internet risk reduction intervention compared to survey instrument alone
    • Collect genital tract secretions of semen for future study

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-1 infection, as documented by any licensed screening antibody test, such as ELISA, and confirmed by a second antibody test, such as Western blot, or detectable plasma HIV-1 RNA at any time prior to study entry. If an ELISA or Western Blot are not available, HIV infection may be documented by two HIV RNA values > 2000 copies/mL, drawn at least 24 hours apart. The HIV RNA assays should have been run at a CLIA approved laboratory or equivalent.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Male.
  • At least one of the following:
  • An HIV negative or unknown status sexual partner in the past three months.
  • A sexually transmitted disease in the past 1 year (other than HIV).
  • More than 2 male partners in past year.
  • Unprotected anal sex in past 3 month.
  • Capable of signing written informed consent.
  • Read and comprehend English
  • Adequate computer skills for study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uncontrolled psychiatric condition.
  • Drug or alcohol users with use that in the opinion of the investigator, would limit follow-up and adequate consent
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01198418

United States, California
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92103
University of California, Los Angeles (Harbor)
Torrance, California, United States, 90502
Sponsors and Collaborators
California Collaborative Treatment Group
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Southern California
California HIV/AIDS Research Program
Study Chair: Sheldon Morris, MD, MPh California Collaborative Treatment Group
Study Chair: Joel Milam, PhD California Collaborative Treatment Group
More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: California Collaborative Treatment Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01198418     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCTG 592
First Posted: September 10, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 2, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014

Keywords provided by California Collaborative Treatment Group:
Men having sex with men

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
HIV Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female