Using social media to increase HIV testing among gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender persons: outcomes from a randomized community trial

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Thomas McCoy, Statistician (Creator)
Amanda Elizabeth Tanner, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We tested an intervention designed to increase human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing among men who have sex with men and transgender persons within existing and commonly used social media. At follow-up, intervention communities had significantly higher past 12-month HIV testing than the comparison communities. Findings suggest that promoting HIV testing via social media can increase testing.

Additional Information

Publication
Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 62, Issue 11, 1450–1453
Language: English
Date: 2016
Keywords
intervention, HIV testing, social media, MSM, community trial

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