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Feasibility Study of a Behavioral Intervention for Women at Persistent High Risk for HIV Infection

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Trial Conditions
  • HIV Infections
What is the purpose of this trial?

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.

Date & Status

Active, not recruiting

Who can Participate?


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.

Gender: Female
Steward Physician(s)
  • Erica Gollub
Physician Researcher

Investigator Name:

  • Erica Gollub

Other Information

Sponsor: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Phase: N/A
Trial ID: NCT00006440
Volunteers:  Accepting Healthy Volunteers

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