San Francisco Bay Area Gay/Bi Men Needed

Gay and bisexual men who have tested HIV negative in the past two months are wanted to participate in a research study. This study will determine if a one-on-one, 6-session, counseling program tailored to your individual needs and circumstances is helpful in understanding and reducing sexual risk-taking behaviors.

We want to help you:

Who Are We? Dr.'s Robert Hays, Susan Kegeles, and Colleen Hoff are researchers at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California San Francisco, and have been working in AIDS/HIV prevention for the past decade. We are committed to developing risk reduction programs to prevent the further spread of HIV.

How much time? If you are randomly assigned to the 6-session counseling program you will be asked to be available for one hour a week for six weeks. You will also need to fill out a short questionnaire before beginning the program, and six months after beginning the program.

If you are randomly assigned to our comparison group we will ask you to meet with us once to sign up and fill out a questionnaire. In six months we will send you a questionnaire with a stamped return envelope which will take about 20 minutes to complete.

Incentives will be paid to each man who is eligible to participate.

Where? Our office is located downtown San Francisco. Some of the intervention can take place in downtown Berkeley. Both locations are easily accessible by public transportation.

Please call Kevin if interested to learn more about the HIV Individualized Intervention Study (415) 597-9327.

Monday, August 12, 1996 12:16 PM