Accepted for Publication: February 3, 2011.
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Freeman, Walker, Garofalo, Willard, and Ellen. Analysis and interpretation of data: Harris and Ellen. Drafting of the manuscript: Freeman, Walker, Harris, Willard, and Ellen. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Walker, Harris, Garofalo, Willard, and Ellen. Statistical analysis: Harris. Obtained funding: Ellen. Administrative, technical, and material support: Willard and Ellen. Study supervision: Garofalo, Willard, and Ellen.
Group Information: The Adolescent Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions 016b Team members include Larry Muenz, PhD, William Barnes, PhD, Gary Harper, PhD, and Dina Monte, RN, BSN. The following sites and personnel participated in this study: University of Maryland, College Park: Ligia Peralta, MD, Bethany Griffin Deeds, PhD, and Kalima Young. Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York: Donna Futterman, MD, and Sharon S. Kim, MPH. Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California: Marvin Belzer, MD, Miguel Martinez, MSW/MPH, and Veronica Montenegro. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Bret J. Rudy, MD, Antonio Cardoso, and Marne Castillo. Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC: Larry D’Angelo, MD, and Bendu C. Walker, MPH. Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts: Cathryn Samples, MD, and Judith Palmer-Castor, PhD. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois: Jaime Martinez and Lisa Henry-Reed. Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Ana Puga, MD, Jessica Roy, MSW, and Dianne Batchelder, RN. University of Miami, Miami, Florida: Lawrence Friedman, MD, Kenia Sanchez, MSW, and Ben Quiles. University of South Florida, Tampa: Patricia Emmanuel, MD, Diane Straub, MD, MPH, Georgette King, MPA, and Chodasessie Morgan. Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana: Sue Ellen Abdalian, MD, and Sybil Schroeder, PhD. Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, New York, New York: Linda Levin, MD, Christopher Moore, MPH, and Kelly Sykes, PhD. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez: Irma Febo, MD, Ileana Blasini, MD, MPH, Ibrahim Ramos-Pomales, MPHE, and Carmen Rivera-Torres, RN, MPH. University of California, San Diego: Stephen A. Spector, MD, and Stephanie Lehman, PhD. University of California, San Francisco: Anna Barbara Moscicki, MD, Colette Auerswald, MD, and Kevin Sniecinski, MPN.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grants 5 U01 HD04053 and 5 U01 HD40474 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with supplemental funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Mental Health.
Additional Contributions: Contributing to the study were Craig Wilson, MD, Cindy Partlow, MEd, Jim Korelitz, PhD, Barbara Driver, MS; Lori Perez, PhD; Rick Mitchell, MS; and Stephanie Sierkierka, BS. We acknowledge the contributions of the youth who participate in our national and local youth community advisory boards for their thoughtful contributions to the work of Connect to Protect and the staff at the local public health departments, police departments, state agencies, and other sources who provided the data used in this project.