Form Approved
OMB No: 0920-0840
Exp. Date: 01/31/2019

Prevention Strategies Youth Focus Group Project

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Thank you for your interest in the Prevention Strategies Youth Focus Group Project, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Here is some information about the project. After reading this, we can move onto the questionnaire to determine if you are eligible to participate.

Study Overview:
We are conducting one-time discussion groups to understand what young men attracted to men and transgender youth think about dating, relationships, sexual health, and HIV prevention. The focus group will take place at a focus facility in the cities of Boston and Philadelphia for 2 hours.

We want to talk with youth who come from a range of racial-ethnic backgrounds, youth from rural areas and cities, youth who are transgender and those who are not, and so on. In order to talk with a diverse group of youth we need to ask everyone who is interested in being interviewed a few screening questions.

Screening takes about 5 minutes and includes questions about your age, race-ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.

It is entirely your choice about whether or not to be screened. Also, you can skip questions and stop the screening process at any time.

In order to protect your privacy, we will label your answers with a unique ID number and not your name. Only the research team will have access to your answers. Participation in the screening process or ending your participation in the study at any time will not affect any services you receive at Fenway Health

At the end of the screening questions, we will ask you to provide us with your contact information. Your contact information will be used by the research team to schedule and confirm a focus group slot for you if you are eligible. It is entirely your choice to provide your contact information; however, if you do not provide contact information, you will be ineligible for the study.

If you have any questions about this project, you can contact the Principal Investigator, Sean Cahill, at 888-242-0900 extension 6016 (toll free). You may also contact the Fenway Health Manager of Research Compliance at (617) 927-6400 if you have questions, concerns, or complaints about how you were treated during this screening conversation.
Based on the information provided, would you like to be screened? Selecting "yes" means that you agree to be screened. Please know that you can end this screening at any point and/or skip any questions.

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