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The primary aim of this study is to test a brief 4-session risk reduction intervention, based on Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) to reduce the co-occurrence of club drug use and sexual risk taking behaviors among non-treatment seeking young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in NYC.
This study is a randomized clinical trial. A sample of 300 non-treatment seeking YMSM (ages 18-24) who report risky sex and club drug use in the past 90 days are being enrolled using active and passive community-based recruitment strategies in NYC. After baseline assessment, participants are being randomly assigned to one of two study arms: a Brief Risk Reduction Intervention Condition - a four session MET intervention piloted for feasibility and acceptability among YMSM, designed to increase readiness to change club drug use and unprotected sex; or an Education Comparison Condition - four sessions of facilitated education regarding the effects of club drugs and unprotected sex. Participants undergo follow-up assessments 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after baseline.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
HIV prevention intervention randomized control trial
Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training of Hunter College, CUNY
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:53-0400
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