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Risk Taking Behaviour in MSM and the Denial of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV (MSM HIV)

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 January 2011 by Rambam Health Care Campus.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 19, 2011
Last Update Posted: January 19, 2011
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Rambam Health Care Campus

Four focus groups , each of 10-15 males, ages 20-50 years old, MSM will be conducted by a medical sociologist. Two groups will be HIV negative participants and two groups of HIV positive MSM. Every group will meet for two hours. The focus group will be recorded and the collected data will be processed further for evaluation and extraction of the relevant information.

The volunteers will sign an inform consent prior to entrance to the study.

MSM HIV Infections Risky Behaviors

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Risk Taking Behaviour in MSM and the Denial of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV - Focus Groups, Observational Study

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Further study details as provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: February 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Detailed Description:
The questions that will be discussed during the focus groups: The first sexual contact with a male, what is risk, risk taking behavior, control over your daily life, self esteem and evaluation, risk denial.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
40-50 years old MSM

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 20-50
  • MSM, willing to participate
  • Agree to sign an inform consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No exclusion criteria
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Responsible Party: Dr. Margalit Lorber, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01279005     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0425-10CTIL
First Submitted: January 9, 2011
First Posted: January 19, 2011
Last Update Posted: January 19, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011

Keywords provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:
focus group
signature on inform consent, willing to participate, MSM either HIV positive or negative, age 20-50 years old

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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