Lisa Metsch, PhD
Grant Colfax, MD
SF Department of Public Health
Project Aware was a randomized, controlled trial in which 5012 participants seeking medical or health services from nine STD clinics were enrolled in a study comparing 1) on-site HIV rapid testing with brief, participant-tailored prevention counseling vs. 2) on-site HIV rapid testing with information only. The purpose of this study was to explore whether the provision of counseling reduced risk behavior and sexually transmitted infections over time. In addition to HIV, participants were screened for sexually transmitted infections at the baseline visit and the 6-month follow-up visit.
Risk-reduction counseling in conjunction with a rapid HIV test did not significantly affect STI acquisition among STD clinic patients, suggesting no added benefit from brief patient-centered risk-reduction counseling.
Citation: Metsch LR, et al. Effect of Risk-Reduction Counseling with Rapid HIV Testing on Risk of Acquiring Sexually Transmitted Infections: The AWARE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2013;310(16):1701-1710. [get article]
- CTN-0032: HIV Rapid Testing and Counseling in Drug Abuse Treatment Programs in the U.S.
- CTN-0032-A-1: Economic Analysis of HIV Rapid Testing in Drug Abuse Treatment Programs
- Project Aware Study Protocol
- Publications in the Library about Project Aware
- Study data from NIDA Data Share
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