Project ECHO

Project ECHO is a CDC-funded study to adapt and test the efficacy of Personalized Cognitive Counseling, a brief self-justification counseling intervention, on sexual risk and substance use among episodic substance-using HIV-negative men who have sex with men. Individuals are randomized to one of two study arms to receive; (1) HIV rapid testing with adapted Personalized Cognitive Counseling or (2) HIV rapid testing with information only. We will evaluate whether the provision of Personalized Cognitive Counseling reduces risk behavior and sexually transmitted infections in episodic substance-using HIV-negative men who have sex with men.
1) Coffin PO, Santos GM, Colfax G, Das M, Matheson T, DeMicco E, Dilley J, Vittinghoff E, Raiford JL, Carry M, Herbst JH. Adapted personalized cognitive counseling for episodic substance-using men who have sex with men: a randomized controlled trial. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jul;18(7):1390-400. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0712-4.
2) Santos GM, Coffin PO, Das M, Matheson T, DeMicco E, Raiford JL, Vittinghoff E, Dilley JW, Colfax G, Herbst JH. Dose-response associations between number and frequency of substance use and high-risk sexual behaviors among HIV-negative substance-using men who have sex with men (SUMSM) in San Francisco. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Aug 1;63(4):540-4.
3) Knight KR, Das M, DeMicco E, Raiford JL, Matheson T, Shook A, Antunez E, Santos GM, Dadasovich R, Dilley JW, Colfax GN, Herbst JH. A roadmap for adapting an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention: personal cognitive counseling (PCC) for episodic substance-using men who have sex with men. Prev Sci. 2014 Jun;15(3):364-75.
4) Santos GM, Coffin PO, Vittinghoff E, DeMicco E, Das M, Matheson T, Raiford JL, Carry M, Colfax G, Herbst JH, Dilley JW. Substance use and drinking outcomes in Personalized Cognitive Counseling randomized trial for episodic substance-using men who have sex with men. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 May 1;138:234-9.