Video Tool to Promote Knowledge of Syphilis Among Black and Hispanic Men Recruited From Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings
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Recent syphilis outbreaks in metropolitan cities are attributed to men who have sex with men (MSM) with a significant proportion of Black or Hispanic identity. However, there are few syphilis interventions that are tailored to minority MSM. Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled trial to assess whether Black and Hispanic MSM recruited from various venues who viewed the “Syphilis and Men” video showed an increase in syphilis knowledge, regardless of self-reported characteristics associated with increased risk for syphilis infection. Results: Of the 168 participants, 91.1% were Black or Hispanic and 64.9% had a male partner in the past 6 months. The video intervention group had a significant increase of 19.5–20.9 percentage points on the post-test survey, depending on the venue. This difference was present irrespective of participant socio-demographic and health-related characteristics. Discussion: The “Syphilis and Men” video is a brief, cost-limited intervention to promote syphilis knowledge among Black and Hispanic MSM that can potentially be implemented in various venues.
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- 1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, 1400 Pelham Pkwy South, Bronx, NY, 10461, USA
- 2. Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY, 10021, USA
- 3. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Belfer Building, Room 206, Bronx, NY, 10461, USA