Telehealth and texting intervention to improve HIV care engagement, mental health and substance use outcomes in youth living with HIV: a pilot feasibility and acceptability study protocol

2018 (Active)

Angie R Wootton, Dominique A Legnitto, Valerie A Gruber, Carol Dawson-Rose, Torsten B Neilands, Mallory O Johnson, Parya Saberi

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StorylinesAlerts + RemindersAppointment RemindersInteractive TextChat

The Y2TEC study is a single-site randomised pilot study with the primary aim of examining the feasibility and acceptability of a 12-session telehealth and text message–based counselling series for YLWH. The secondary aim is to evaluate the preliminary impact of the intervention on improved engagement in HIV care, enhanced mental health and reduced substance use for YLWH. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Institutional Review Board (IRB) has reviewed and approved this study. The intervention was designed based on the results of our formative mixed-methods and qualitative research on youth-friendly HIV counselling methods. The intervention is delivered to participants in two condition groups (ie, intervention and waitlist control) via remote telehealth sessions delivered over 4 months, with a cross-over design (see table 1). The overall duration of participation is 8 months.

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