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HIV Rapid Testing and Counseling in Drug Abuse Treatment Programs in the U.S.

This was a randomized and controlled clinical trial in which individuals receiving drug abuse treatment will be recruited to participate in a multi-center HIV testing and counseling study. The study assessed the relative effectiveness of three HIV testing strategies, (1) on-site HIV rapid testing with brief, participant-tailored prevention counseling, (2) on-site HIV rapid testing with information only and (3) referral for off-site HIV testing, in increasing receipt of HIV test results. The study assessed the effectiveness of three testing strategies in reducing risky sexual and drug-using behaviors.

CTN Protocol ID: 
CTN-0032
DSMB ID: 
DSMB-0032
Enrollment Status: 
Completed
ClinicalTrials.gov ID: 
Primary Outcomes Article: 

Metsch, et al. (2012).  Implementing rapid HIV testing with or without risk-reduction counseling in drug treatment centers: results of a randomized trial.  American Journal of Public Health.  (Epub ahead of print)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22515871

Principal Investigator(s)
Lisa Metsch, Ph.D.
Stephen Smith Professor and Chair of Sociomedical Sciences Department
Sociomedical Sciences Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
722 West 168th Street, Room 918
New York, NY 10032
Lm2892@columbia.edu

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