Barbershop-based HIV/STD Risk Reduction for African American Young Men (ICPSR 35854)

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Loretta S. Jemmott, University of Pennsylvania

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This project tests an intervention to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, among African American young men 18 to 24 years of age. The design of the study is a cluster randomized controlled trial. Barber shops in zip codes of Philadelphia, PA with the highest rates of AIDS are matched in pairs. Also, this study randomly selects 24 matched-pairs and within each pair, randomly assigns the barbershops to one of two brief structurally similar small-group interventions led by a male barber facilitator: a 3-hour HIV/STD Risk-Reduction Intervention or a 3-hour violence prevention intervention that serves as the control. 24 men from each barbershop, for a total of 1,152 participants are enrolled in the trial.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1R01HD061061)

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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