ATN 138: YouTHrive completed its enrollment period at the end of December 2021. YouTHrive is a 2-arm randomized controlled trial (RCT). Youth randomized to the intervention condition have access to a mobile-optimized website for 5 months that has the following features:
- A community wall where youth can interact with each other by posting comments and replying to other participant’s comments
- Daily rotating informational, motivational, and behavioral skills tips about living with HIV
- Self-monitoring of HIV medications and mood
- Goal setting and goal tracking a suggested or a custom goal.
As youth interact with the site, they collect points and move up levels. With each new level, new features of the site are unlocked such as new avatars and color theme options. Participants assigned to the control condition receive a weekly email newsletter for 5 months with content about living with HIV and general well-being.
Follow-ups with participants will continue through May 2022. Look for more preliminary data from YouTHrive soon, and learn more about YouThrive here.