“eTest: Real-time, Remote Monitoring System for Home-based HIV Testing Among High-risk Men Who Have Sex With Men”
The proposed research will conduct a fully-powered efficacy trial of this approach in areas with large populations of AA and H/L MSM and high HIV incidence: Jackson, MS, Los Angeles, CA, and Boston, MA. High-risk MSM who have not tested for HIV in the last year will be recruited from MSM-oriented "hook-up" mobile apps, and assigned to receive either (1) HBST with post-test phone counseling/referral ("eTEST" condition), (2) "standard" HBST without active follow-up, or (3) reminders to get tested for HIV at a local clinic ("control" condition) at three month intervals over the course of 12 months. The investigators will explore the impact of the eTEST system on key outcomes, including rates of HIV testing, receipt of additional HIV prevention services, and PrEP initiation, compared with standard HBST or clinic-based testing reminders alone. The investigators will also explore the cost effectiveness of the eTEST system under various scenarios compared with relying on traditional, clinic-based testing alone.
Diagnostic Test - HIV self-test
Home delivery of HIV self-test kits (OraSure OraQuick Rapid HIV test)
Behavioral - Counseling
Post-Test HIV Risk ReductionCounseling
eTest: Real-time, Remote Monitoring System for Home-based HIV Testing Among High-risk Men Who Have Sex With Men