HPTN 078

Principal Investigator(s):Chris Beyrer
Objective:The purpose of this study is to develop and assess the efficacy of an integrated strategy that includes feasible and scalable interventions to identify, recruit, link to care, retain in care, attain, and maintain viral suppression among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States (US).This study will use deep-chain respondent driven sampling (DC-RDS) and direct recruitment (DR) to identify and recruit HIV-infected MSM who are not virally suppressed. A subset of these men will be enrolled into one of two study arms. The intervention arm will provide a Case Manager (CM) intervention package designed to enhance linkage to care, antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation, treatment adherence and retention in care. The control arm will provide the standard of care (SOC) for linkage to care, initiation of ART, treatment adherence and retention in care. The primary outcome of the study is viral suppression 12 months after enrollment. Phylogenetic methods will be used to evaluate the relationship between viruses in study participants. Mathematical modeling will be performed using demographic, behavioral, and clinical data generated from this study and other sources to estimate the population-level impact of the CM intervention on HIV incidence and to estimate the level of identification, linkage, ART coverage and viral suppression that would be required to achieve a substantial reduction in HIV incidence among MSM in the US settings where the study is conducted.   See here for more details on the HPTN study website.Last updated June 10, 2022
Start Date
End Date
June 6, 2016
February 8, 2019
Age range: 16 Years ↔ any
Population:Gay and Bisexual Men Who Have Sex with Men, People Living with HIV