Network Supported Engagement In HIV Care (NSEC)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 15, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2017
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
ACCESS Community Health Network
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago

Brief Summary:
The Network Supported Engagement in Care (NSEC) intervention is a brief, theory based and culturally sensitive intervention designed to capitalize on organic yet underutilized social support networks in the lives of young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) who have been recently diagnosed with HIV. The intervention has been developed with input from clients and their support network members, case managers, social workers, HIV primary care providers and pastoral care at a Federally Qualified Health Center. The goal of the intervention is to improve retention in care for newly diagnosed YBMSM who present for their first HIV primary care clinic appointment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Patient Acceptance of Health Care Other: Supportive Care Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 105 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Network Supported Engagement In HIV Care
Study Start Date : November 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Routine Care
Active Comparator: Supportive Contact Other: Supportive Care
Provide emotional support. Provide practical support. Support friend/family by helping him find information or help for those with HIV in the community

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Missed Visit Proportion (MVP) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    The primary aim is to test for differences in MVP by treatment group across the study time period of 12 months

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Index subjects

  • Self-identify as African-American and male;
  • same gender anal/oral sex in the past 2 years;
  • English speaking;
  • have at least one SC in their network;
  • own a cell phone not shared with other persons;
  • agreeable to text-message mini-booster sessions; and
  • between the ages of 16-29 years old.

Supportive Contact:

  • Index participant has agreed to including the supportive contact;
  • Supportive contact is willing to attend face to face and telephone mini-booster sessions;
  • 18 years of age or older;
  • English speaking; and
  • owns a cell phone that is not shared with other persons.

Exclusion Criteria:

Index Subject:

  • unable to provide assent/consent;
  • plan to move out of the area within the next 12 months;
  • are not willing to attend intervention sessions; or
  • not willing to return for assessments

Supportive Contact:

  • unable to provide informed consent; or
  • not willing to return for 3 and 12 month assessments.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01726712

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
ACCESS Community Health Network
Principal Investigator: John A Schneider, MD, PhD University of Chicago

Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT01726712     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-0654
1R34MH097622-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: November 15, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 20, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
Patient Care Management
Primary Health Care
Patient Acceptance of Health Care