“Improving Health Outcomes in Young Cisgender Men and Transgender Women (mLab App)”
The mLab App combines HIV prevention information with push notifications/reminders to complete HIV testing and an automated image processing feature to provide real-time feedback on home-based HIV test results. Theoretically-guided by the Health Information Technology Usability Evaluation Model (Health-ITUEM), the proposed project will refine and test a next-generation diagnostic intervention delivered on a mobile platform to improve HIV testing and linkage-to-care outcomes among youth living with and at-risk for HIV. Given the pervasiveness, low cost, and convenience of mobile technology, the investigators hope that the App can help achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the US by increasing the number of persons living with HIV who know their serostatus, decreasing HIV-related disparities, and ultimately reducing the risk of HIV transmission and acquisition.
Device - mLab App
The mLab App is a web application that uses an image processing algorithm to interpret the results of the OraQuickÂ® In-Home HIV Test.
Behavioral - HIV Prevention Information
Youth randomized to the standard of care will be sent an email with links to mobile-optimized online prevention information, including PrEP and HIV testing information that is found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
Device - HIV Home Tests
Youth randomized into this arm will receive OraQuickÂ® In-Home HIV Test.
mLab App for Improving Uptake of Rapid HIV Self-testing and Linking Youth to Care