Research Project

Exploring Real-Time ART Adherence Monitoring in Young African American MSM

Principal Investigator
Dworkin, Mark
Research Area(s)
Infectious Diseases
Funding Source
National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Nursing Research) R21NR017097


Young African American men who have sex with men (AAMSM) have high HIV infection rates, disproportionate mortality and lower antiretroviral therapy adherence. This exploratory/developmental application proposes to determine the acceptability of an intervention that uses real-time adherence monitoring to text a real-time alert of missed antiretroviral doses and to determine reasons for missed doses in young AAMSM. These data will provide information to develop a real-time monitoring intervention trial that may preserve health, reduce the likelihood of emergence of antiretroviral resistance and decrease the likelihood of future HIV transmission.