HIV Intervention Among Women at High Risk (ICPSR 35920)

Principal Investigator(s): Yang, Xiushi, Old Dominion University


This study is a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a peer-led multilevel and multi-component HIV intervention among women at high risk in China. The intervention is tested on 712 women working in the entertainment industry, divided at random into two groups. Both groups receive standard voluntary counseling and testing (VCT). The intervention group receives additional motivation-enhancing and gender-specific empowerment skills trainings delivered by trained peer educators, peer outreach, and a structural intervention to promote social, normative, and working environments supportive of HIV risk reduction. The intervention's efficacy is evaluated through assessments of self-reported HIV risk and preventive behaviors and newly detected STIs at 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-ups.

Access Notes

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (5R01HD050176)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    counseling, HIV, preventive medicine, sexual behavior, women

Geographic Coverage:    China (Peoples Republic)

Data Type(s):    clinical data, observational data

Data Collection Notes:

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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