A Couples-Based Intervention for Transgender Women

A Couples-based Intervention for Transgender Women and Their Partners

This project seeks to test the efficacy of a couples-based HIV prevention program in large-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) to reduce HIV risk among transgender woman and their partners. This project involves enrolling a racially diverse sample of transgender women and their partners and randomizing 100 couples to either the couples-based HIV prevention intervention or an enhanced standard of care (SOC) control condition. Couples will be followed quarterly over 12-months. Analysis of study outcomes will utilize both individual- and dyadic-level data. The primary outcome is a composite measure of risk for HIV transmission which encompasses validated behavioral indicators of HIV risk as well as biomedical confirmation of viral suppression and PrEP adherence.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - CHIP

The couples-based HIV prevention intervention consists of four couples counseling sessions focused on relationship skills to decrease HIV risk behaviors.

Behavioral - Control

Enhanced standard of care, which includes information and referrals on HIV risk and prevention.

A Couples-Based Approach to HIV Prevention for Transgender Women and Their Male Partners