Project Power: An HIV Risk Reduction Intervention for Black Men Who Have Sex With Men and Women (BMSM/W) (Power)
|Unsafe Sex Risk Reduction||Behavioral: PROJECT POWER Behavioral: Power Health||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Developing and Testing of an HIV Prevention Intervention Targeting Black Men Who Have Sex With Men and Women (BMSM/W)|
- unprotected sex [ Time Frame: last 3 month ]Unprotected sex refers to either vaginal or anal sex
- number of sex partners [ Time Frame: last 3 months ]number of sex partners refers to either male or female sex partners
|Study Start Date:||July 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Power is a 3 session intervention delivered through the internet in real time by a trained health educator. It focuses on reducing HIV risk. Each session last from 1 to 2 hours.
Behavioral: PROJECT POWER
POWER is a three session intervention to help Black men who have sex with men and women lead healthier lives, make informed sexual choices and reduce their chances of getting or giving HIV to their sex partners. Interventions are designed to be delivered via the internet in real time by a trained health educator. Each session will last between 1 and 2 hours. The sessions are grounded on the social learning theory and use cognitive behavioral approaches. Participants learn the multiple influences on their behavior, how to identify their triggers and then use problem solving skills to develop a safer strategy for life. The sessions use videos and games to teach the lessons; participants are also given work that they must complete between the sessions.
Active Comparator: Power Health
Power Health is a 1 session general health promotion program designed to be delivered via the internet in real time by a trained health educator. The sessions focus on healthy life styles, cardiovascular health, and prostate health. Participants also receive information regarding safe sex.
Behavioral: Power Health
Power Health is a one session intervention designed to help Black men who have sex with men and women improve their general health. It focuses on health issues (including HIV) that affect Black men. The program consists of 1 session delivered via the internet in real time by a trained health educator and last approximately 2 hours
The purpose of this study is to examine the preliminary efficacy, feasibility and acceptability of delivering a culturally and developmentally tailored HIV risk reduction intervention via the Internet in real-time that promotes risk reduction among black men who have sex with men and women (BMSMW). During the Developmental Phase, our activities will consist of completing development (finalizing sessions, completing the manuals) of a theoretically grounded, culturally based, individual intervention, Project POWER, to reduce risk of HIV acquisition and transmission among BMSMW.
The investigators will then conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the preliminary efficacy, acceptability, and feasibility of POWER compared to HEALTH. Using chain referral methods, the investigators will recruit 200 BMSMW (100 per arm) and assign them to 1 of 2 conditions (POWER or HEALTH). Participants will complete an assessment battery delivered via ACASI at baseline, immediate post intervention and at 3 months post intervention. The investigators will also measure uptake of HIV and STI testing. Participants will also complete acceptability/feasibility assessments after the
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01376895
|United States, Illinois|
|John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook county|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612|