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
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)