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.
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)
- Daymark Recovery Services, Inc., North Carolina
- Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), Pennsylvania
- Chesterfield CSB Substance Abuse Services, Virginia
- Glenwood Life Counseling Center, Maryland
- Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism, Connecticut
- Wheeler Clinic, Connecticut
- Gibson Recovery Center, Inc., Missouri
- CODA, Inc., Oregon
- Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, South Carolina
- Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, South Carolina
- The Life Link, New Mexico
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