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Title

Randomized controlled trial of an internet application to reduce HIV transmission behavior among HIV infected MSM

Authors

J Milam, S Morris, S Jain, et al.;

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Journal Name

AIDS and Behavior

Publication Date

10/20/2015

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26487300

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PMID

26487300

Abstract

Abstract

We conducted a prospective, randomized controlled trial of an internet-based safer-sex intervention to reduce HIV transmission risk behaviors. HIV-infected men who have sex with men (n = 179) were randomized to receive a monthly internet survey alone or a monthly survey plus tailored risk reduction messages over 12 months. The primary outcome was the cumulative sexually transmitted infection (STI) incidence over 12 months. Secondary outcomes included self-reported unprotected sex with an at risk partner and disclosure of HIV status to partners. In a modified intent to treat analysis, there was no difference in 12-month STI incidence between the intervention and control arms (30 vs. 25 %, respectively; p = 0.5). Unprotected sex decreased and disclosure increased over time in both study arms. These improvements suggest that addition of the risk-reduction messages provided little benefit beyond the self-monitoring of risky behavior via regular self-report risk behavior assessments (as was done in both study arms).

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Topic

Behavior; Intervention; MSM; Risk Reduction Counseling

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