ATN 157: We Prevent has completed enrollment for its RCT ahead of schedule.
We Prevent seeks to develop and refine a developmentally-appropriate relationship skills session as an addition to current HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referrals (CTR) and Couples HIV Testing and Counseling (CHTC) intervention for young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (YGBMSM).
320 YGBMSM across the United States have been randomly assigned to the We Prevent intervention condition (CTR and/or CHTC + a relationship skills component) or CTR alone, both delivered via telemedicine. Participants that are randomized to the intervention arm will have the option to participate alone or with their partner.
The primary outcomes include uptake of HIV prevention, defined as self-reported routine HIV and STI testing, increased PrEP knowledge and use, reductions in condomless sex, and relationship communication. We Prevent will also examine STI incidence as a secondary outcome, with biomarkers of STIs collected through self-samples that will be mailed to participants. Data on costs associated with the delivery of the intervention will be collected to allow a cost analysis and to inform the future scale up of the intervention.
Learn more about We Prevent here.