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The purpose of this study is to find out if it is possible to conduct a group counseling
program for women at risk for HIV infection.
Women have been the fastest-growing group with new AIDS diagnoses. The need for ways to
reduce HIV infection in women is urgent. It is important to reduce the risk of HIV infection
through sexual contact, but it is also important to address drug use. Group counseling may
be an effective method.
Active, not recruiting
Ages:18 and older
Inclusion Criteria Women may be eligible for this study if they: - Are at least 18 years old. - Took part in the VPS2 study and completed 12 months of follow-up, or each participant must meet at least 1 of the following conditions: 1) has sex with an HIV-infected male; 2) has sex with a male who has injected drugs in the last 5 years; 3) has had sex with 5 or more male partners in the last year; 4) exchanged sex for money or drugs in the last year; 5) was diagnosed with syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, first episode herpes, pelvic inflammatory disease, and/or trichomonas in the last year; or 6) used crack cocaine in the last year. - Can speak English. - Can give information for the purpose of locating. - Have had at least 30 percent of vaginal or anal intercourse unprotected by condoms in the 6 months before the study. - Are HIV-negative. Exclusion Criteria Women will not be eligible for this study if they: - Have had sex with only 1 man for 2 years or more who is HIV-negative and does not inject drugs. The man should not have had sex with anyone else during this time. - Have a mental condition that would interfere with the study. - Have any other condition that would interfere with the study.
Sponsor: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Trial ID: NCT00006440
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