Providing home-based HIV testing and counseling for transgender youth (Project Moxie): Protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial
Stephenson et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Mixed: Key population (transgender people) and young people
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
Pilot randomised controlled trial of 200 self-identified transgender youth aged 15-24 years, recruited via a range of social media platforms. Participants were randomised to one of two study arms. Participants in the control arm received one oral HIV self-testing kit by mail and were asked to report their results online. Participants in the intervention arm also received one oral HIV self-testing kit via mail, and conducted the self-test under the supervision of a remotely-located counselor during a video-chat session. Participants in both arms completed a baseline survey upon recruitment, with repeat surveys at three and six months.
Summary of findings
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment