Preliminary results from a pragmatic clinical trial of MYPEEPS mobile to improve HIV prevention behaviors in young men

Rebecca Schnall*, Lisa Kuhns, Cynthia Pearson, Josh Bruce, D. Scott Batey, Asa Radix, Uri Belkind, Marco A. Hidalgo, Sabina Hirshfield, Sarah Ganzhorn, Robert Garofalo

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Abstract

Our study team developed the MyPEEPS Mobile App for improving HIV prevention behaviors in diverse young men. We conducted a randomized controlled trial and evaluated the preliminary outcomes in the first half (N=350) of our intended study sample. Higher self-efficacy for HIV prevention behaviors (p=0.0042) and more recent HIV tests in the past 3 months (p=0.0156) were reported by the intervention group compared to control. Numbers of condomless anal sex acts were lower among the intervention group for both insertive anal sex acts (p=0.0283) and receptive anal sex acts (p=0.0001). Preliminary results indicate that some sexual risk behaviors were reduced among the intervention group in the preliminary analytic sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Personalized Health and Medicine - Proceedings of MIE 2020
EditorsLouise B. Pape-Haugaard, Christian Lovis, Inge Cort Madsen, Patrick Weber, Per Hostrup Nielsen, Philip Scott
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1365-1366
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680828
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2020
Event30th Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2020 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Apr 28 2020May 1 2020

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume270
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference30th Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2020
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period4/28/205/1/20

Keywords

  • Digital personalized health
  • HIV prevention
  • MHealth
  • Young men

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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