This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition hiv
Treatments btwb intervention, cancer prevention and screening
Sponsor State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center
Collaborator National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Start date November 2012
End date January 2017
Trial size 880 participants
Trial identifier NCT01980771, 5P20MD006875


This program utilizes a community-engaged research approach to implementing and evaluating a program that seeks to reduce sexual risk behavior among Black adult heterosexual men. The investigators aims are to assess the impact of this linguistically and culturally tailored HIV prevention program on the sexual risk of heterosexual, African American men aged 18 and older, to assess the intervention's impact on the more proximal social and psychosocial variables that the program is designed to change, and to identify key contextual level factors that may impact the intervention's impact across segments of this priority population.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose prevention
Barbershops are assigned to either experimental or active control condition. Men recruited from experimental barbershops receive a single-session group intervention focused on HIV prevention.
btwb intervention
Men work in groups to complete a intervention that takes approximately two hours to complete.
(Active Comparator)
Barbershops are assigned to either experimental or control condition. Men recruited from control barbershops receive information on cancer prevention and control.
cancer prevention and screening
Men are provided health education about cancer screening and prevention

Primary Outcomes

Sexual behavior
time frame: Six month follow-up

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Unprotected sex in the past three months - Identify as Black or African American Exclusion Criteria: - Having been in an HIV prevention research study in the last six months - Reporting a history in the past five years of injection drug use - Reporting a history in the past five years of having sex with other men - Reporting an HIV-positive serostatus - Inability to understand spoken English.

Additional Information

Official title Barbershop Talk: HIV Prevention for African American Heterosexual Men
Principal investigator Tracey E Wilson, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center.