The home study

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The home study

  1. 1. The HOME StudyInvestigator: Hyman ScottThe HOME study is a home-based HIV self-testing and linkage to care prevention package foryoung (18-35) Black and Latino men who have sex men (MSM) in San Francisco and Oakland.HOME will support the development of a new multistage HIV prevention intervention, utilizingtechnology and peer-navigation, to facilitate and support home HIV self-testing as well aslinkage to local HIV prevention and treatment services. A major competent of this project will becollaboration with community partners and community based organizations that are a vital partof HIV prevention. The study will start with qualitative work to explore facilitators and barriersto HIV testing and linkage to care for HIV positive and HIV negative MSM, and will befollowed by a quantitative survey of 500 Black and Latino MSM to explore the generalizabilityof the themes from the qualitative work. These findings will inform the development of an HIVtesting and linkage intervention which will first be tested in a small pilot, then a largerrandomized control trial.

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