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Preliminary Results from a Pragmatic Clinical Trial of MyPEEPS Mobile to Improve HIV Prevention Behaviors in Young Men

Schnall, R.; Kuhns, L.; Pearson, C.; Bruce, J.; Batey, D. S.; Radix, A.; Belkind, U.; Hidalgo, M. A.; Hirshfield, S.; Ganzhorn, S.; Garofalo, R.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2020 Jun 24; 270:1365-1366

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.

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