MP3 Youth Study
Gender-Specific Combination HIV Prevention for Youth in High-Burden Settings: A pilot study
MP3 Youth is a pilot study to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a gender-specific combination HIV prevention package for youth (15-24) in high burden settings. The study aims to pilot a combination package of gender-specific interventions in western Kenya in a mobile health delivery format using integrated services delivery.
The goal is to deliver a tailored package to youth and enroll sub-cohorts of youth to follow-up prospectively (for 12 months) to document behaviors and adherence related to selected interventions. All young male and females who test HIV positive will be offered Point of Care (POC) CD4 and baseline viral load testing and provided referrals to existing HIV clinics for ART and care. In addition, we will attempt to follow-up by phone approximately 100 youth who are HIV negative at baseline to assess whether or not they have been re-tested for HIV over last 12 months or if they are willing to be re-tested at 12 month follow up period. The pilot/feasibility study will give important insights into HIV prevention among youth in Nyanza Province, Kenya and the data can inform a future effectiveness trial.