Text Me Girl!
What We Do: Text Me, Girl! utilizes a text-messaging intervention to improve engagement, retention, and health outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum, with the desired outcome of viroligical suppression, among HIV-positive young trans women. Over the course of the 90-day intervention, participants receive three text messages per day that are targeted, tailored, and personalized specifically for HIV-positive young trans women. The text-message content is pre-written along the HIV Care Continuum (i.e., HIV positivity/physical and emotional health, linkage/retention in care, ART adherence/viral load suppression) and is based on three proven theories of behavior change (i.e., Social Support Theory, Social Cognitive Theory, and Health Belief Model).
Study participants are trans women. Potential participants must call to screen for eligibility before they can begin participating in the study.
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00a.m. - 7:30p.m.
Funding Source: This project is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and sponsored by Friends Research Institute, Inc.