“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.
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