Accepted for Publication: August 14, 2012.
Published Online: January 21, 2013. doi:10.1001/2013.jamapediatrics.398
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Boyer, Bethel, Li, Futterman, Maturo, Straub, Kapogiannis, and Ellen. Acquisition of data: Henry-Reid, Futterman, Maturo, Howell, Reid, Lowe, Kapogiannis, and Ellen. Analysis and interpretation of data: Boyer, Hightow-Weidman, Bethel, Li, Futterman, Straub, Kapogiannis, and Ellen. Drafting of the manuscript: Boyer, Hightow-Weidman, Bethel, Li, and Ellen. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Boyer, Hightow-Weidman, Bethel, Henry-Reid, Futterman, Straub, and Kapogiannis. Statistical analysis: Boyer, Hightow-Weidman, Bethel, Li, and Ellen. Obtained funding: Boyer. Administrative, technical, and material support: Futterman, Maturo, Reid, Lowe, and Kapogiannis. Study supervision: Boyer, Kapogiannis, and Ellen.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Henry-Reid reports that she serves on the speakers' bureau for Merck and Bristol-Meyers Squibb.
Funding/Support: The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) is funded by grant U01 HD40533 from the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development with supplemental funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Mental Health.
Additional Contributions: We thank Sushma Ahmad, MBBS, MPH, and Lauren E. Laimon, MS, from Westat, who served as protocol specialists for this project. We also thank Lawrence Friedman, MD, principal investigator, and the site staff at the University of Miami, School of Medicine; Jaime Martinez, MD, principal investigator, and the site staff at Stroger Hospital of Cook County; and the site staff at Montefiore Medical Center. We are grateful to the members of the Community Prevention Leadership Group of the ATN for their scientific review of this research; the ATN Data and Operations Center at Westat, including James Korelitz, PhD; and Barbara Driver, RN, MS; and members of the ATN Coordinating Center at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, including Craig Wilson, MD, Cynthia Partlow, MEd, Marcia Berck, BA, and Jeanne Merchant, MPH, for their assistance and guidance. In addition, we acknowledge Anthony Kung, BA, and Rich Fallon, MA, from the Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, who provided administrative assistance. We are also appreciative for the thoughtful input given by participants of the ATN's national and local Youth Community Advisory Boards with assistance from Connie L. Trexler, RN. Finally, we are grateful to the young women who gave of their time to participate in this research.