INCREASING HIV AWARENESS : AN INTERACTIVE COMPUTER TUTOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43MH066465-01
Agency Tracking Number: MH066465
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
TALARIA, INC., 821 SECOND AVE, STE 1150, SEATTLE, WA, 98104
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 KELLY EGAN
 (206) 748-0443
 KEGAN@TALARIAINC.COM
Business Contact
 SUSAN REIGLE
Phone: (206) 748-0443
Email: SREIGLE@TALARIAINC.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Recent evidence indicates that the rate of new HIV and STD infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) is rising, especially among MSM under age 30. Communities of color appear to be at particular risk. This project proposes to deliver a current empirically supported HIV/STD preventative intervention with informational, motivational, and behavioral components via an interactive, multimedia computer tutorial. It will be targeted specifically at young MSM, including young MSM of color. The Safer Sex tutorial will be highly flexible, available in one-session and multi-session versions, and deliverable via the Internet (allowing it to reach a wide audience) or by CD-ROM (allowing use in settings without Internet access). The tutorial will be used by HIV/STD prevention agencies and web sites that cater to MSM. Computer-delivery has many advantages including its low cost, relative to human-delivered interventions, and private, non-threatening nature.

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