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A Network & Dyad HIV Prevention Intervention for IDU's - 1

2014-08-27 03:49:03 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate a peer-based HIV prevention intervention that targets active injection drug users and their drug and sex partners.

Description

HIV seroincidence among injection drug users remains high, with unprotected sexual contact substantially contributing to new HIV infections among IDUs. Interventions that are culturally competent and target drug users' main sex and drug partners may be especially effective for HIV/STI and HCV control and prevention.

The intervention to be tested in this study draws upon theoretical and empirical evidence suggesting that peer educator programs can have significant effects on the risk-related behaviors of both the educators and the peers whom they educate. Specifically, through group and individual focused sessions, participants learn and practice skills designed to reduce drug and sex related risk behaviors. Furthermore, individuals and their main risk partners attend a training session that focuses on risk reduction within their relationship.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

HIV

Intervention

Psychoeducational network intervention

Location

The Lighthouse
Baltimore
Maryland
United States
21231

Status

Recruiting

Source

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Results (where available)

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