This trial has been completed.

Condition hiv
Treatment strength based case management
Sponsor Emory University
Collaborator National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Start date July 2014
End date December 2016
Trial size 113 participants
Trial identifier NCT02185742, 1R34DA035728-01A1, IRB00064852


Planning for SUCCESS (Sustained, Unbroken Connections to Care, Entry Services, and Suppression) is a project to improve the connection to community care for HIV infected persons leaving Fulton County Jail or Atlanta City Detention Center in Atlanta.

Hypothesis: Participants who receive the intervention will be more likely to link to medical care after jail release than similar participants who do not receive the intervention.

Rationale and objective: This project aims to make sure HIV positive persons leaving jail maintain medical care. Case managers will use strength based case management and phone texting technology to improve release's connections to care in the community.

This study will have extensive tracking of outcomes. The key outcome will be whether HIV infected participants receiving an intervention experience suppression of their viral load after release from jail . The investigators wish to demonstrate the ability to recruit participants into the SUCCESS intervention and repeatedly check community medical records to see how well their infection is being controlled after they linked to care. Investigators also want to conduct a survey at baseline, 3 months and 12 months.

Investigators will compare the viral load of participants receiving the intervention to participants passing through the jail who do not receive the outcome.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Intervention model single group assignment
Primary purpose prevention
Masking no masking
Strength Based Case Management
strength based case management
(No Intervention)
No intervention

Primary Outcomes

HIV viral load
time frame: 12 months after release from jail

Secondary Outcomes

Show feasibility of conducting protocol
time frame: Four months

Eligibility Criteria

All participants from 18 years up to 99 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - HIV infected (HIV+); age of or over 18 years; - Mentally able to give consent; understand spoken English; - Detained or sentenced in either the Fulton County Jail or the Atlanta City Detention Center; and - Likely to leave within 6 weeks Exclusion Criteria: - Unable to give consent because of mental illness or inebriation; - A recent participant in a randomized trial conducted by the investigators of an intervention to increase retention in HIV care (e.g., ARTAS)

Additional Information

Official title Planning for Sustained, Unbroken Connections to Care, Entry Services, and Suppression (SUCCESS)-- A Project to Improve the Connection to Community Care for HIV Infected Persons Leaving Jail in Atlanta
Principal investigator Anne C Spaulding, MD MPH
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Emory University.