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Syracuse, New York 13244


This study will determine the effectiveness of a two-step HIV prevention program in reducing risky sexual practices and decreasing the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Study summary:

Numerous factors influence one's sexual choices, including social support and pressure, internal feelings and beliefs, and knowledge about the subject. Data indicate that people who are well-informed about the risks associated with certain sexual behaviors are more likely to protect themselves than those who are less informed. This study will determine whether an intervention comprising information, motivation, and behavioral skills components is more effective than an information-only workshop in changing sexual behavior for HIV prevention. At study entry, participants will undergo a physical exam, various STD tests, and a rapid HIV test, which can provide test results within several hours. While waiting for their test results at the study clinic, participants will complete a computerized questionnaire assessing their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors regarding sexual activities. Participants will also be exposed to one of two brief health promotion interventions: a motivational, one-on-one counseling session or a DVD on safer sex. After receiving their test results, participants will be asked to complete a brief postassessment questionnaire about their attitudes toward their test results and the intervention. Two-thirds of the participants will then be invited to attend an intensive, 4-hour safer sex workshop. These participants will be randomly assigned to one of two workshops: an information-only workshop or a workshop that includes information, motivation, and behavioral skills components. Participants who choose not to participate in the workshop will complete the study after receiving their STD and HIV test results. Participants who participate in the workshop will return to the clinic at 3, 6, and 12 months after the workshop to complete another questionnaire about sexual behaviors and give a urine sample for STD testing.


Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis or symptoms of an STD within 3 months prior to study entry OR have had unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse with one or more of the following: two or more sexual partners, a partner with two or more partners, an anonymous partner, an injection drug-using partner, or a partner with an STD - Able to understand English Exclusion Criteria: - Psychosis or impaired mental status that would prevent participant from providing informed consent - Have been tested for HIV within 3 months prior to study entry - HIV infected



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Michael P. Carey, PhD
Syracuse University

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Location Contact:

Syracuse, New York 13244
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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