The Feasibility, Acceptability and Preliminary Impact of Mobile Application to Increase Repeat HIV Testing Among Sexual Minority Men Article

Horvath, KJ, Lammert, S, Danh, T et al. (2020). The Feasibility, Acceptability and Preliminary Impact of Mobile Application to Increase Repeat HIV Testing Among Sexual Minority Men . 24(6), 1835-1850. 10.1007/s10461-019-02755-7

cited authors

  • Horvath, KJ; Lammert, S; Danh, T; Mitchell, JW

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abstract

  • We pilot tested the Status Update Project (SUP) mobile app intervention to promote repeat HIV testing among HIV-negative US MSM. Participants (Mean age = 29 years; 51% racial/ethnic minority; 63% single) who were eligible and enrolled were randomized to either the SUP mobile app or a no-treatment condition, with assessments at baseline and month 4 and 8. Eighty-three percent of men were retained at the 8-month follow up. Among men randomized to the SUP arm, the app’s ease and simplicity, health information, HIV testing locator, and HIV test reminders were most liked. At month 4, men randomized to the SUP arm were more likely to be repeat testers compared to those in the control arm (RR = 4.4; 95% CI 0.9, 19.9), although differences diminished by month 8 (RR = 1.2; 95% CI 0.8, 2.0). These findings add to our understanding of how mHealth interventions may play an important role in encouraging repeat HIV testing among MSM.

publication date

  • June 1, 2020

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1835

end page

  • 1850

volume

  • 24

issue

  • 6