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Providing home-based HIV testing and counseling for transgender youth (Project Moxie): Protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial


Author
Stephenson et al.

Publication year
2017

Country
USA

Type of approach
Community-based

Type of assistance
Unassisted

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Mixed: Key population (transgender people) and young people

Study design
Trials

Sample size
200

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)

Methodology
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
Forthcoming

Acceptability
n/a

Acceptability details
n/a

Willingness to pay
n/a

Willingness to pay details
n/a

Sensitivity
n/a

Specificity
n/a

Concordance
n/a

HIV positivity
n/a

Accuracy details
n/a

Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a


Study status
Ongoing