january, 2018

The STAR Study-Seek, Test, and Retain: Linkages for Black HIV+, Substance-Using MSMDistricts (or national):Harlem

Project Details

The STAR Study is a five-year study that tested the effectiveness of respondent-driven sampling to seek and recruit substance-using Black men who have sex with men (MSM) at high risk for HIV. The study assessed the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of two linkage and retention strategies to develop innovative approaches to engage highest-risk, hard-to-reach individuals for HIV services and retain them in treatment. (funded by NIH) Report Links: Franks, et. al. 2018. Multiple strategies to identify HIV-positive black men who have sex with men and transgender women in New York City: A cross-sectional analysis of recruitment results. Journal of the International AIDS Society. Grant, et. al. 2018. Daily and nondaily oral preexposure prophylaxis in men and transgender women who have sex with men: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention Trials Network 067/ADAPT Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases.   Web Links: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01790360