CCTG 593: Testing and Linkage to Care
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||hiv positive, hiv seronegative|
|Treatment||linkage to prep or care|
|Sponsor||California Collaborative Treatment Group|
|Collaborator||University of California, San Diego|
|Start date||July 2013|
|End date||February 2016|
|Trial size||600 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01941121, CCTG 593|
This is a CCTG sponsored project to determine if those recently screened for HIV would accept assistance to be linked into appropriate health services. After receiving their HIV results, high-risk individuals who test negative will have an option to be linked into a study that offers them Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and individuals who test positive will have an option to be linked into care.
If they accept, tested individuals will be in contact with an ALERT specialist that will help facilitate their linkage. The study's primary analysis will analyze how many HIV screened individuals accept the ALERT specialist assistance.
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other countries||No locations recruiting|
|Long Beach, CA||City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services||no longer recruiting|
|Los Angeles, CA||University of Southern California||no longer recruiting|
|San Diego, CA||University of California, San Diego||no longer recruiting|
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
|Primary purpose||health services research|
Proportion of subjects linked to Care or PrEP
time frame: Up to 60 days for positives and up to 90 days for negatives from date of HIV screening test
Acceptance of the linkage program
time frame: 60 days from date of HIV screening test
All participants at least 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Age 18 years or older - Has had an HIV test result form the CCTG Consortium testing site as either positive or negative - Ability to provide informed consent - English or Spanish Speaking Exclusion Criteria: - Severe active substance abuse or mental illness that the investigator feels will interfere with the ability to provide informed consent - Acute medical illness that requires transfer to a non CCTG hospital
|Official title||CCTG 593: Testing and Linkage to Care, A Multicenter Demonstration Project of the California Collaborative Treatment Group|
|Description||Design: CCTG 593 is a project to evaluate the uptake and effectiveness of an ALERT specialist serving to 1. link newly diagnosed, HIV infected persons from HIV testing sites to HIV specialist providers, and 2. link confirmed HIV antibody negative persons with continued high risk behaviors to PrEP centers Duration: Each subject who agrees to linkage will receive ALERT follow-up until successful linkage or 60 days following enrollment for linkage to care or 90 days following enrollment for linkage to PrEP, whichever comes first. The duration of the 593 project will be for 3.5 years or until all subjects have been enrolled and successfully linked, or 60 days pass for linkage to care or 90 days for linkage to PrEP. Sample Size: Up to 600 subjects will be tested and offered linkage across all CCTG sites: LA County-USC Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA/City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, UCSD/San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. Study Population: Eligible subjects will include any persons 18 years of age or older who have been tested for HIV at one of the CCTG testing sites (LA County + USC, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, and San Diego Health and Human Services Agency).|
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