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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sean Young, PhD, MS, University of California, Los Angeles
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 4, 2012
Last updated: May 17, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
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 Intervention
Behavioral: HIV knowledge Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Official Title: Using Online Social Networks for HIV Prevention and Testing

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HIV self-testing [ Time Frame: Measured during the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of participants who request an HIV self-testing kit

Enrollment: 558
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2015
Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HIV intervention Group
Experimental arm receives peer-led HIV information on social media
Behavioral: HIV knowledge Intervention
No Intervention: Control arm


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years
Genders 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
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: 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 
Study First Received: October 4, 2012
Last Updated: May 17, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 24, 2016