Internet-based behavioral interventions for preventing HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM)

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

1. To perform a systematic review of Internet-based HIV prevention intervention studies in MSM compared with standard or other interventions or no interventions. All randomized clinical trials and rigorously designed quasi-experimental studies will be included. The following key elements of the Internet-based HIV interventions will be examined

  • Intervention strategies applied in the studies

  • Theoretical bases for these interventions

  • Measurements of intervention outcomes

  • Barriers and challenges in intervention delivery, informed consent provision, participation incentive distribution, data collection and subject retention, etc.

  • Cultural and geographical differences in the interventions

2. To perform a meta-analysis, when possible and appropriate, of the efficacy of Internet-based HIV interventions among MSM.