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HOPE (Harnessing Online Peer Education): Using Online Social Networks for HIV Prevention and Testing (HOPE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01701206
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 5, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This study seeks to determine whether social networking technologies can be used to increase HIV prevention and testing.The HOPE (Harnessing Online Peer Education) model seeks to apply a diffusion of innovations style intervention to social media to increase HIV testing.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
HIV Behavioral: HIV knowledge Intervention

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 558 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Using Online Social Networks for HIV Prevention and Testing
Study Start Date : July 2009
Primary Completion Date : July 2015
Study Completion Date : July 2015

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: HIV intervention Group
Experimental arm receives peer-led HIV information on social media
Behavioral: HIV knowledge Intervention
No Intervention: Control arm

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. HIV self-testing-Number of participants who request an HIV self-testing kit [ Time Frame: Measured during the intervention ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Has had sex with a man in the past 12 months
  • Lives in Lima or Callao, Peu
  • Has a Facebook account or willing to create one

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Does not satisfy inclusion criteria
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01701206

United States, California
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90024
Epicentro Commun
Lima, Peru
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sean Young, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor In-Residence, University of California, Los Angeles
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01701206     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K01MH090884 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 5, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Keywords provided by Sean Young, PhD, MS, University of California, Los Angeles:
social networking
at-risk populations
sexual risk behaviors