Grant: $222,733 - National Institutes of Health - Jul. 14, 2009
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Award Description: This project will refine an intervention to reduce sexual and injection risk behaviors that lead to infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) for use in rural areas. The intervention features a system that helps prevention professionals educate and motivate clients to change behaviors that put themselves and others at risk for HIV/STIs. We will adapt and refine this intervention so that it helps rural providers deliver relevant information tailored to each client's demographic characteristics, risk behaviors and HIV/STI/HCV test results. The intervention will be pilot-tested with 120 participants in Raleigh, NC, to assess its effectiveness in reducing sexual and injecting risk behaviors and drug use. The intervention will subsequently be tested for feasibility and acceptability among 25 participants in a neighboring rural county. HIV and other STIs are serious problems in rural areas, though service providers are often not equipped to handle the specific prevention needs of different groups of at-risk individuals which can help stop the spread of infection to the population at large.
Project Description: Quarterly activities have included the following: - identifying Headway personnel to assist with formative research and pre-testing activities - compiling a list of potential sources (e.g. CDC compendium of HIV interventions, UCSF-CAP, Cochrane Reviews) of existing interventions from which content may be drawn - beginning review of cue cards to be adapted for the intervention - preparing Institutional Review Board package for pre-testing activities - identifying potential vendors to perform biological testing of blood specimens - identifying community members to serve on expert panels to review adapted cue cards
Jobs Summary: Retained: Sr. Res Pub Health Analyst, Research Health Policy Analyst, Project Coordinator (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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