This trial has been completed.

Conditions hiv, patient acceptance of health care
Treatment supportive care
Sponsor University of Chicago
Collaborator National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Start date November 2012
End date August 2015
Trial size 105 participants
Trial identifier NCT01726712, 11-0654, 1R34MH097622-01


The Network Supported Engagement in Care (NSEC) intervention is a brief, theory based and culturally sensitive intervention designed to capitalize on organic yet underutilized social support networks in the lives of young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) who have been recently diagnosed with HIV. The intervention has been developed with input from clients and their support network members, case managers, social workers, HIV primary care providers and pastoral care at a Federally Qualified Health Center. The goal of the intervention is to improve retention in care for newly diagnosed YBMSM who present for their first HIV primary care clinic appointment.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Primary purpose prevention
Masking no masking
(No Intervention)
(Active Comparator)
supportive care
Provide emotional support. Provide practical support. Support friend/family by helping him find information or help for those with HIV in the community

Primary Outcomes

Missed Visit Proportion (MVP)
time frame: 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

All participants at least 16 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: Index subjects - Self-identify as African-American and male; - same gender anal/oral sex in the past 2 years; - English speaking; - have at least one SC in their network; - own a cell phone not shared with other persons; - agreeable to text-message mini-booster sessions; and - between the ages of 16-29 years old. Supportive Contact: - Index participant has agreed to including the supportive contact; - Supportive contact is willing to attend face to face and telephone mini-booster sessions; - 18 years of age or older; - English speaking; and - owns a cell phone that is not shared with other persons. Exclusion Criteria: Index Subject: - unable to provide assent/consent; - plan to move out of the area within the next 12 months; - are not willing to attend intervention sessions; or - not willing to return for assessments Supportive Contact: - unable to provide informed consent; or - not willing to return for 3 and 12 month assessments.

Additional Information

Official title Network Supported Engagement In HIV Care
Principal investigator John A Schneider, MD, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Chicago.