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Text Messaging to Improve Treatment Antiretroviral Adherence among HIV Positive Youth (TXTXT)

This project involves conducting an evaluation of the experience of HIV-positive people in using a text-messaging based service that aims to assist young people with HIV/AIDS in taking medications as prescribed. The study asks how users managed privacy concerns in using the service, how they integrated the service into their medication-taking practices and everyday lives, their response to the messages over time, and their perspectives on how the service could be improved in the future. The study, conducted in collaboration with UNIFIED - HIV Health and Beyond, involves semi-structured interviews with young Black men who have sex with men and transgender women who have used the service, and an analysis of digital records of service use.

Principal Investigator: Tiffany Veinot

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The amount of the award is $13,028 for UMSI for the project period. The grant is funded by AIDS United.