In a new milestone, ATN 140: LYNX and ATN 141: MyChoices finished conducting their last follow-ups with participants on 11/19.
LYNX is a highly interactive mobile app to promote accurate risk perception and increase HIV/STI testing and linkage to care among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). MyChoices is a theory-driven mobile app to increase HIV testing and PrEP uptake by young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Each study enrolled sixty participants, with LYNX recruiting in Chicago and Tampa and MyChoices recruiting in Boston, the Bronx, and Chapel Hill. Learn more about LYNX here and MyChoices here.
ATN 143: COMPARE is a follow-on study which will evaluate both apps for efficacy. Comparing the apps will allow us to identify any efficacy differences in increasing HIV testing or increasing PrEP uptake between the two apps. If justified, iTech will combine the components of each app that have the greatest impact on behaviors into a final, composite app for dissemination. COMPARE is currently open in three cities and will enroll about 460 participants across eight sites.