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Summary

for people ages 18–99 (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
study started
estimated completion:

Description

Summary

The investigators propose to improve HIV prevention and care through expanding HIV testing options to include self-testing for young women, their peers and their sex partners, and by facilitating linkage to care.

Official Title

Innovations in HIV Testing to Enhance Care for Young Women and Their Peers and Partners

Details

The investigators propose to improve HIV prevention and care through expanding HIV testing options to include self-testing for young women, their peers and their sex partners, and by facilitating linkage to care. In this study the investigators proposed two phases. The first phase, previously completed, is formative and involved two parts: 1) conducting formative qualitative research to understand perceptions of HIV testing and HIV self-testing in the study population and 2) conducting observed HIV self-testing to better understand any challenges with self-testing and the materials needed to make the process clear. The second phase of the study is a randomized controlled trial where the investigators will randomize approximately 400 young women to receive either 1) CHOICE of self-testing or clinic-based HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) or 2) clinic based HCT. Once young women have been randomized, they will be asked to recruit up to 4 peers or male sex partners to test with the method of their randomization group.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome HIV Infections

Eligibility

For people ages 18–99

Eligibility Inclusion Criteria Index:

  • Females ages 18-26
  • Have had sex in the past 3 months and plan to have sex again in the next 3 months
  • Planning on staying in the Agincourt HDSS area for the next nine months
  • Able and willing to provide informed consent
  • Willing to comply with study procedures
  • Not known to be HIV positive (not reporting a previous positive test)

Eligibility Inclusion Criteria Peer/Partner:

  • Females and Males ages 18 and older
  • Able and willing to provide informed consent
  • Willing to comply with study procedures

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
ID
NCT03162965
Study Type
Interventional
Last Updated
June 7, 2017
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