Text Me, Girl!:
Text Messaging to Improve Linkage, Retention and Health Outcomes among
HIV-positive Young Transgender Women

 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).

Enrollment:  To open in Fall 2016
Study participants are trans women. Potential participants must call to screen for eligibility before they can begin participating in the study.

Hours: Coming soon

Contact: 323-463-1601

Funding Source: This project is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and sponsored by Friends Research Institute, Inc.