Developing and Pilot Testing a Mobile-Phone Based HIV/STI Prevention Intervention

Grant Number: 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Date Range: 
27 Sep 2012 to 31 Aug 2017
Principal Investigators: 

Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to account for the largest number of new HIV cases in the US, and the rates of newly diagnosed HIV in young African American MSM are especially high, rivaling those in many sub-Saharan African nations. Yet, no published randomized controlled trial has tested HIV/STI risk-reduction interventions for young African American MSM. These men are avid users of mobile phones, and if current trends in smartphone ownership continue, the potential product of this research, if successful, might be a cost-effective intervention that local, state, or national organizations can offer to their young African American MSM clients.