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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.
Our overall goals seek to decrease the impact of HIV on the lives of adolescents and young adults in the US, particularly young men who have sex with men, by providing:
- Treatment as prevention for those at-risk for HIV
- Earlier identification and treatment for those infected with HIV, but are undiagnosed
- Interventions that address barriers that impact access to and use of prevention and care services
- Interventions to encourage treatment adherence for youth dealing with substance use, mental health related issues, stigmatization and disenfranchisement
iTech fosters collaborations between academic research institutions, health care providers, impacted communities and youth by providing scientific leadership and expertise on state-of-the-art HIV prevention and care research for adolescents.
iTech serves as the first NIH-funded center to use technology in innovative way to engage HIV infected or at-risk youth.