HIV Prevention Preparedness Study
What was HPTN 033?
A prospective cohort study to establish effective standard operating procedures to recruit and retain high risk populations in future HPTN trials, and to characterize the HIV risk behaviors and HIV incidence rates in these populations.
Who participated in the study?
Adult males and females residing in Xinjiang and Guangxi, China; Chennai, India; and Saint Petersburg, Russia; who were at high risk for HIV infection due to sexual and/or drug use behavior (2000 participants total (500+ from each of the four HPTUs -- two in China))
What happened during the study?
No treatment regimen; however HIV pre-test, risk reduction, and post-test counseling was provided when HIV testing was performed at study months 6 and 12.