Community Intervention for HIV Testing & Care Linkage Among Young MSM in Bulgaria
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02639754|
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : December 24, 2015
Last Update Posted : March 30, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome HIV||Behavioral: Social Network Leader Endorsement Behavioral: HIV Counseling||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||320 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Community Intervention for HIV Testing & Care Linkage Among Young MSM in Bulgaria|
|Study Start Date :||December 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2020|
Experimental: Social Network Leader Endorsement
Leaders of social networks randomized to this arm will be trained to endorse frequent HIV testing, compliance with medical guidelines, and effective ways to communicate these concepts to social network members.
Behavioral: Social Network Leader Endorsement
Leaders of social networks will attend a multi-session intervention during which they will be trained to deliver messages endorsing frequent HIV testing, compliance with medical guidelines, and adherence to medical treatment regimens to friends. Additionally, these leaders will be trained on how to deliver effective messages.
Active Comparator: Routine Counseling
Members of social networks randomized to this arm will receive HIV counseling at baseline sessions.
Behavioral: HIV Counseling
At the baseline session, participants in this condition will receive counseling about the benefits and availability of HIV care and the importance of frequent HIV testing.
- Change in Frequency of HIV Testing [ Time Frame: 6 months; 12 months ]Change in the number of HIV tests completed within the 6 months prior to baseline will be compared with the number of HIV tests completed 0-6 months post-intervention and 7-12 months post-intervention
- Change in Medical Appointment Keeping [ Time Frame: 6 months; 12 months ]Changes in the number of medical appointments scheduled and kept relative to baseline will be compared at 6 and 12 months post-intervention
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02639754
|Health and Social Development Foundation|
|Principal Investigator:||Jeffrey A. Kelly, PhD||Medical College of Wisconsin|