Prepared, Protected, emPowered (P3): A PrEP Adherence App for Young Men who have Sex with Men

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Sponsors:

  • NIH-National Institute of Mental Health,
  • NIH-National Institute on Drug Abuse,
  • NIH-National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Collaborators:

  • UNC

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End Date:

  • Ongoing

Prepared, Protected, emPowered (P3): A PrEP Adherence App for Young Men who have Sex with Men

P3 is a three arm, randomized-controlled trial (RCT) that will test the efficacy of P3, a novel, theory-based mobile app that utilizes game mechanics and social networking features to improve PrEP adherence, retention in PrEP clinical care and PrEP persistence among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and trans women who have sex with men, ages 16-24. We will test the efficacy of P3 and P3 , which adds Next Step Counseling delivered by an adherence counselor through the app, against PrEP standard of care. Participants will be randomized to P3, P3 , or standard of care. A cost comparison between P3 and P3 will be conducted.