Epidemiologic Analysis of Data from Project Aware to Determine the Impact of Different HIV Testing Strategies on Risk Behaviors and STD Rates among HIV-Uninfected MSM

Investigator: Henry Chambers, MD
Sponsor: Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc.

Location(s): United States


Project Aware was an NIH-funded, clinical trial in which individuals at STD clinics were asked to participate in a HIV testing and counseling study. This study explored whether the provision of counseling reduced risk behavior and sexually transmitted infections over time.   5012 participants at 9 STD clinics throughout the United States were randomized to one of two study arms: (1) on-site HIV rapid testing with brief, participant-tailored prevention counseling vs. (2) on-site HIV rapid testing with standard testing information only.  In addition to HIV, participants were screened for sexually transmitted infections at the baseline visit and the 6-Month follow-up visit.

Project Aware finished in July of 2011.