Committee on the Use of Human Subjects (CUHSR/IRB)

PROPOSAL ID:3255
TITLE:HIV PREVENTION AND PREP: AN EXPLORATORY SURVEY
PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:CARVIOU, JAMES
COMMUNICATION & JOURNALISM
816-271-4490
JCARVIOU@MISSOURIWESTERN.EDU
OTHER INVESTIGATORS:
IRB SUMMARY: File Created: June 3, 2019
Department Chair Action Date: June 3, 2019
Current Status: Extension of Approval Granted
Action Date: June 6, 2019
Confidentiality Data are not linked to individuals

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

This study aims to interrogate the current knowledge of how HIV is contracted and also the existence and impact of the preventative treatment known as PrEP. This will involve a public survey aimed at providing contemporary results surrounding what the public knows about the ways HIV is contracted and also the options of how to prevent contracting HIV. Further, this will allow for proactive information for public health campaigns aimed at promoting responsible behaviors

STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

The survey will be distributed and promoted online through various agencies and sites aimed at HIV prevention and awareness. I also plan to publicly go to events aimed at prevention/awareness and encourage folks to take the survey. Participants will, however, be completely anonymous.

ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITS

There really will not be any anticipated risks since the subjects will anonymous and the questions are geared toward basic health literacy surrounding the potential contraction of HIV and also the current existence of PrEP and the possible side effects connected with PrEP.

SUBJECT SELECTION

The goal is to get 200 or more people to take this survey. Subjects will be randomly selected through recruitment to participate in the survey online to actual promotion and recruitment to go directly to the link for the survey online. This also for the maintenance of anonymity and also the active connection to the focus of the study which is not currently aimed at individual experiences, but instead focused on collective experiences.

CONFIDENTIALITY

By not having the subjects disclose their actual identity, their responses will be completely anonymous with an overall focus of this study aimed at the general consensus across participants.

Amendment on 06-05-2019

Amendment on 06-05-2019

No one under the age of 18 will be directed to take the survey. It is specifically designed so that participants will only be able to proceed unless they are 18 years of age or older.

Extension Request on 09-04-2019

This project is still ongoing and will not finish for about 60 more days.

Extension Request on 12-04-2019

I need an extension of about three more months as I am still collecting data for this project.

Extension Request on 03-02-2020

This project is going to be extended through the summer. Data collection is ongoing. It should wrap by the end of August.

Extension Request on 06-04-2020

I am still working on this project and it will continue on until December 2020.

Extension Request on 08-31-2020

This project is ongoing and has been delayed because of Covid. Please extend the expiration date as long as possible.

Extension Request on 11-30-2020

This project is ongoing and planned to continue into Summer 2021.

Extension Request on 02-25-2021

This research is still in progress and will continue through Fall 2021.

Extension Request on 05-27-2021

This research is still ongoing and will continue through the summer and into the Fall 2021 semester.

Extension Request on 08-25-2021

Extension Request on 08-25-2021

I would like to request an extension until 05/2023 as this is an ongoing project.

Extension Request on 02-20-2022

This project is still on-going with plans to continue with further data collection and analysis this summer. Some of the delays have been the result of limited access to participants because of the pandemic.

Extension Request on 08-03-2022

This project will extend through Spring of 2023 as new data has been made available through participants and their ongoing experiences with HIV prevention.

Extension Request on 08-20-2022

This project is ongoing and will continue into the 22/23 academic year.

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