The UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology (iTech) has opened recruitment for two studies in the last month: PrEPared, Protected, empowered (P3) and We Prevent. P3 is recruiting for its RCT and We Prevent is recruiting for its pilot testing. iTech expects more studies in the network to open recruitment for RCTs within the next month.
P3: PrEPared, Protected, emPowered
P3 (PrEPared, Protected, emPowered) is an interactive smartphone app for HIV-uninfected young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and young transgender women who have sex with men (YTWSM) that utilizes social networking and game-based mechanics to improve PrEP adherence and persistence in PrEP care. Built on a successful, evidence-based platform designed and tested by the collaborating technology partner, Ayogo, P3 is flexible and responsive to changes in technology. In addition, a second intervention arm, P3+, includes the delivery of text-based adherence counseling delivered through the app. Click here to read more about P3.
The randomized controlled trial is currently open and will enroll up to 240 people across six sites:
- PRISM Health in Atlanta, GA
- The Fenway Institute in Boston, MA
- The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) in the Bronx, NY
- The Adolescent and Young Adult Research (AYAR) at the CORE Center in Chicago, IL
- Texas Children’s Hospital Retrovirology Clinic/Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA
We Prevent: A dyadic approach to HIV prevention and care among young male couples
We Prevent has opened enrollment for pilot testing. The study seeks to develop and pilot a relationship skills session as an addition to the current Couples HIV Testing and Counseling for young gay, bisexual, and other men who had sex with men.
We Prevent is enrolling up to 12 dyads (24 participants total) ages 15-19 online across the United States for pilot testing and will enroll 120-160 dyads (240-320 participants total) during its randomized controlled trial that is scheduled to begin in fall 2019.