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

Scott D. Rhodes, Thomas P. Mccoy, Amanda E. Tanner, Jason Stowers, Laura H. Bachmann, Annie L. Nguyen, Michael W. Ross

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1450-1453
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume62
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (grant number R01MH092932 to S. D. R.).

Keywords

  • HIV testing
  • MSM
  • community trial
  • intervention
  • social media

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