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Project HOPE

Status
Completed
Phase
Other
Principal Investigator(s)
Lisa Metsch
Objective

Evaluate the efficiency of a brief, theoretically-guided "Prevention Care Advocate" intervention with HIV-positive crack users. 

Prevention Option(s)
Treatment
Study Design
Randomized
Double-blind
Arms and Assigned Interventions
Description
Prevention Care Advocate: Prevention Care Advocate (PCA) intervention contains elements based on cognitive-behavioral theories and strengths-based case management. Intervention arm participants will undergo an 8 session intervention comprised of three components: 1) An individual strengths-based case management approach aimed at motivating participants to seek or maintain their engagement with HIV primary care and drug treatment; 2) A cognitive-behavioral, skills-building approach to increase participants' risk reduction knowledge, skills, and perceived self-efficacy as well as intention to change high risk transmission behaviors; and 3) A community placement in which study participants will have the opportunity to practice their advocacy skills in prevention and care setting.
ARMs
Experimental
Description
Standard of Care: Standard of Care (SOC) condition involves standard practice, consisting of usual inpatient/hospital services provided within normal clinical practice, plus a brief educational session consisting of the review of the topics in the "Living with HIV" brochure published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
ARMs
Placebo Comparator
Trial Sponsors
Columbia University, & NIDA
June 2005
October 2013
18
Years
Population
Women
Men
Injecting drug users
HIV positive
Sites

University of Miami Hospital & Clinics/ Jackson Memorial Hospital

Miami, Florida
United States of America