The UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology (iTech) aims to lower the burden of HIV infection by developing and evaluating innovative, interdisciplinary research on technology-based interventions across the HIV prevention and care continuum for at-risk or infected youth aged 15-24 years in the United States.
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL: 5 Takeaways from February 2019 Meeting
- (1) Different social media platforms are used for different information: Facebook is for family, Instagram is for looking cute, Twitter is for speaking your mind, and Snapchat is uncensored
- (2) Not very concerned about sharing information for research, because of anonymity and protections in place to prevent data breaches
- (3) More comfortable answering questions like “Have you been tested?” and “Do you know your status?” than answering “What is your status?”
- (4) In order to feel comfortable answering “What is your status?” youth need to know the person who is asking and how that information will be used and protected
- (5)Seeing that you can withdraw at any time without reason in the consent makes youth feel more comfortable sharing information for research