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(MMA-0607) Project HITS-NYC Study: Illegal Drug Use and Social Network Effects Among At-Risk and HIV-Infected Men

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A Pilot Study of the New York HIV Transmission Study: Project HITS-NYC. Illicit Drug Use and Social Network Effects Among At Risk and Recently HIV-Infected MSM.

Principal Investigator:
Delivette Castor Ph.D.

Martin H. Markowitz M.D.
Marina Caskey M.D.

Contact Information:
Melissa La Mar
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Telephone: 212-327-7280
Enrollment Status:
Closed to Enrollment

Brief Summary of Protocol:
This research study is about sexual and drug taking behaviors and other factors such as race, religion, level of education, employment and income that may affect risk of HIV infection.

After over 25 years, HIV/AIDS still poses a serious public helath threat. Men who have sex with men still hear the highest burden of new infections in NYC, particularly in Manhattan. We are doing this research to better understand the factors that are associated with people getting infect with HIV.

Detailed Description of Protocol:

What specifically makes a person eligible for the study?
You may be eligible to enter this study:

Inclusion Criteria:
-Aged 18 or older
-Self report of male-to-male sexual contact (i.e. anal or oral) in their lifetime
-Report having had homosexual sex in the past six months



Children permitted to participate:

Potential Benefits.....
There is no direct benefit to study participants.

Compensation is provided for volunteers who participate in the focus groups.