Summary

Eligibility
for males ages 18-44 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at UCLA
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
Nina T Harawa (ucla)

Description

Summary

This study will provide HIV prevention and related support services to men who have sex with men and transgender women who have substance use disorders upon departure from jail or a residential recovery facility for treatment of substance use disorders. The researchers will compare the utilization of HIV prevention and other support services between individuals who receive routine case management provided following enrollment to those who have access to GeoPassport, a global position service (GPS)-based mobile app, incentives, and peer mentor support.

Official Title

Prevention Support for People Leaving Jail Study

Details

The investigators will enroll 300 people in jail or immediately post-release from custody for those who transfer to a residential recovery facility. During the trial, half of participants will be randomized into a control group that receives customized prevention referrals and substance abuse-focused case management. They will be compared to the other half of participants randomized to the intervention group that, in addition to receiving customized referrals, will also receive the GeoPassport App, incentives, and the support of a trained Peer Mentor for six months. The GeoPassport App will provide participants with tools for tracking goals and progress toward meeting them, assistance in locating services, appointment and medication reminders, opportunities to provide feedback on service providers, and built-in tracking and distribution of rewards (incentives) for service utilization. GeoPassport will assist Peer Mentors in monitoring participants' service utilization. The Peer Mentors will provide encouragement, role modeling, accompaniment to appointments, and assistance with goal setting, problem-solving, and reducing logistical and psychosocial barriers to service engagement. Participants in both groups will be followed to assess whether those offered the GeoPassport intervention are more likely to meet the specific prevention targets described in the Specific Aims. The intervention lasts 6 months following departure from jail or residential recovery facility. Participants are interviewed at 3, 6, and 9 months from the same point as the intervention.

Keywords

HIV Infections Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial Hepatitis C Substance Use Disorders HIV prevention and testing sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention and testing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Incarceration Sexually Transmitted Diseases Substance-Related Disorders Mobile Enhanced Prevention Support Substance Treatment And Re-entry Transition program

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to males ages 18-44

  1. housed in K6G unit or in a residential facility with substance use services (i.e., residential treament or recovery bridge housing)
  2. ages 18-44 years,
  3. screens positive for substance use disorders via Project START
  4. Reports sexual intercourse with a male or a male-to-female transgender woman in the six months prior to jail entry
  5. is likely to be remain either in custody if in jail or at a residential recovery facility for at least four more days, but less than 3 more months based on scheduled court dates, current sentence, treatment plan, etc.
  6. has not received an HIV diagnosis (based on self-report)
  7. plans to reside in Los Angeles County for the 12 months following enrollment

You CAN'T join if...

  1. does not have a smartphone and is not willing to obtain one post-release,
  2. is not able to speak and understand English, and
  3. does not have sufficient reading skills to operate a mobile app

Locations

  • Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90012 United States
  • Los Angeles Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse accepting new patients
    Santa Fe Springs California 90670 United States

Lead Scientist at UC Health

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Los Angeles
ID
NCT04036396
Study Type
Interventional
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