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Use of Amphetamine-type Stimulants & Its Relationship With HIV Incidence and Antiretroviral Adherence Among MSM and TG

2017-06-27 05:08:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

There are two stages in the study. In Stage 1, 2000 Thai MSM, MSW and TGW/TGSW will be screened at the Thai Red Cross Anonymous Clinic (TRCAC) or Besides walk-in clients of TRCAC, potential participants could be referred to TRCAC by Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand (RSAT), Service Workers In Group (SWING) Foundation and Sisters Foundation. Each participant will complete a short standardized questionnaire on risk behavior, including use of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and other drugs. HIV testing will be done following usual HIV testing and counseling (HTC) guidelines. Stage 1 will collect data on ATS use in the community. The results from stage 1 will also be used to stratify participants for inclusion in stage 2 of the study.

Participants from the screening will be invited to participate in stage 2 of the study, which is the longitudinal cohort study. Recruitment will be stratified by HIV status and ATS use as listed in to ensure an adequate number of ATS users for data analysis. Participants in stage 2 will follow-up every 6 months for 18 months.

Study Design

Conditions

Use of Amphetamine-type Stimulants in Thai MSM and TG

Location

The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre
Pathumwan
Bangkok
Thailand
10330

Status

Recruiting

Source

Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-06-27T05:08:22-0400

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