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Type: Published Manuscript
Title: A culturally adapted SMS text messaging intervention to promote antiretroviral therapy adherence among African Americans: Protocol for a single-arm trial.
Authors: Kohli M, Pasipanodya EC, Montoya JL, Marquine M, Hoenigl M, Serrano V, Cushman C, Garcia R, Kua Jo, Gant V, Rojas S, Moore DJ
Year: 2020
Publication: JMIR Research Protocols
Volume: 9 Issue: 12 Pages: e21592
Abstract:African Americans are disproportionally affected by HIV and have poorer rates of antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence compared to other racial or ethnic groups in the United States. Factors associated with poor HIV disease outcomes are commonly associated with sociostructural barriers that prevent engagement with and retention in HIV care. SMS text messaging interventions to promote ART adherence among predominantly non-Hispanic White persons with HIV (PWH) have been shown to be efficacious; however, limited research has been devoted to culturally tailoring interventions for underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. Considering African Americans show poorer engagement along the HIV care continuum, we developed an individualized and culturally tailored two-way SMS text messaging intervention to improve ART adherence and associated virologic suppression among African American PWH.

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