The PHASTT Study is focused on understanding of facilitators and barriers to mHealth use among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM), and testing a novel mobile app to increase HIV/STI testing and PrEP uptake.
Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Sex Pro Mobile App for Young Black MSM in San Francisco and Oakland, CA
The Sex Pro mobile application (app) being tested facilitates home HIV-testing, home sexually transmitted infection (STI) test self-collection, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake. The app integrates a personalized HIV risk assessment with home HIV and STI testing options for young, Black MSM.
Risk ReductionHIVSexually Transmitted Infections (Not HIV or Hepatitis)mHealthHIV Prevention
You can join if…
Open to males ages 18–29
Self-identify as Black.
Self-report being HIV negative.
Report anal sex with at two or more male sex partners in the prior 12 months.
Own an iOS or Android mobile phone.
Willing and able to give written informed consent to participate in all activities outlined by the protocol.
You CAN'T join if...
Inadequate contact information for follow-up
In a mutually monogamous sexual relationship for the past 12 months
Currently taking PrEP
Does not have reliable access to the internet
Does not live, work or play in the San Francisco Bay Area
Currently enrolled in another HIV intervention study
Prior enrollment in an HIV vaccine trial with receipt of experimental vaccine product
Any medical, psychiatric, or social condition, or occupational, or other responsibility that, in the judgment of the investigator, would make participation in the study unsafe, complicate interpretation of study outcome data, or otherwise interfere with achieving the study objectives.
Bridge HIV, San Francisco Department of Public Healthnot yet accepting patients San Francisco, California, 94102, United States