ATN 138: YouTHrive has opened enrollment for its RCT in four cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and Tampa. The Bronx, Chapel Hill, and Philadelphia are slated to open enrollment soon as well. The target number for enrollment is 300 youth living with HIV.
Youth randomized to the intervention condition will 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 will 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 will receive a weekly email newsletter for 5 months with content about living with HIV and general well-being.
Read more about the YouTHrive study here.