INTUIT-SA is supported by an R34 from the National Institute of Mental Health of the U.S. NIH. The study will develop and pilot an app-based video intervention to integrate U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) messaging into HIV counselling in South Africa. Although treatment-as-prevention is the primary rationale for “test-and-treat” policies, the prevention benefits of antiretroviral therapy have not featured prominently in HIV counselling and public health messaging. The intervention to be developed will provide accurate, up-to-date information on U=U – including its limitations – and will seek to increase uptake of ART by reducing stigma and appealing to HIV prevention altruism, i.e. the desire to avoid transmitting HIV to others.
Dr Dorina Onoya (PI, HE2RO), Dr Jacob Bor (PI, BU), Tembeka Sineke (HE2RO), Idah Mokhele (HE2RO), Rachel King (USCF), Bruce Richman (PAC). The intervention is being developed in partnership with the Prevention Access Campaign (PAC), JiveMedia-Africa, HIV Survivors and Partners Network, and a range of other stakeholders.
For more information
NIH RePORTER record: https://reporter.nih.gov/project-details/10082738
ClinicalTrials.gov record: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04504357
HE2RO staff involvedDr. Jacob Bor Dr Dorina Onoya Tembeka Sineke
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