NIH News Advisory
National Institute of Mental Health

Friday, June 12, 1998

Rayford Kytle
(301) 443-4536

NIMH to Announce Results of Landmark HIV Prevention Trial

The results of the National Institute of Mental Health Multisite HIV Prevention Trial, will be announced at a 1 p.m. EST press conference, Thursday, June 18, 1998. The press conference will be held in Wilson Hall in Building 1 (Shannon Building) on the main campus of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Men and women from 37 inner-city, free health clinics participated in the study at seven sites in five metropolitan areas. It is the largest randomized, controlled, HIV-related sexual risk behavioral intervention study ever conducted in the United States.

Speakers will include HHS Assistant Secretary for Health and Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D. (Invited), NIMH Director Steven E. Hyman, M.D., NIMH Division Director Ellen Stover, Ph.D., and steering committee co-chair, Jeffrey Kelly, Ph.D. of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Principal researchers involved in the study will also be available for questions.

The study will be published in the June 19, 1998 issue of Science.

Reporters unable to attend can be linked to the press conference through a special 800 number by contacting NIMH by 5 p.m. EST Tuesday, June 16, 1998. Phone (301) 443-4536.