Summary of Key Projects

Developing and Testing a Brief Sero-adaptive Assessment Tool for Use with Vulnerable Men

Funded by:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Special Interest Project Competitive Supplement (SIPS)

Investigators:
  • Christian Grov
  • Elizabeth Kelvin

This study developed and tested a new measure of sero-adaptive behaviors being used by men who have sex with men to reduce HIV transmission risk. The study used formative research to develop a brief clinical tool to ascertain seroadaptive behaviors among HIV+ and HIV- MSM and pilot test the tool to assess seroadaptive practices, condom use, and HIV testing among MSM in clinical and outreach settings. In Phase 1, qualitative methods were used to develop the measure. In Phase 2, the measure was tested in both clinical and outreach settings with a racially and ethnically diverse sample of 5000+ MSM from across the U.S.