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YouTHrive - Connecting youth and young adults to optimize ART adherence

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


The purpose of this research study is to understand how technology can be used to support young people living with HIV. Participants in this study will get access to online information, activities, and resources related to their health and well-being, as well as common problems that young people living with HIV face.


Behavior, HIV/AIDS, Men's Health, Teens





15 - 24 years


Study Population

HIV-infected youth between ages 15 to 24 who struggle to adhere to their ART medication.


Lisa Hightow-Weidman
Medicine-Infectious Diseases

For questions, contact:

Casey Horvitz
(919) 445-3802
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Recruitment Period End

December 31, 2020


Primary Location
Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC)

Secondary Location
BATLab Durham

Study Qualifications

Gender Any

Age Range 15 - 24 years

Participant qualification(s) You might be able to join this study if you: are HIV-positive; have a current ART prescription; forget to take their ART medication and/or have missed HIV care appointments; aged 15-24; able to travel to UNC-Chapel Hill campus for multiple visits; and have reliable internet and text messaging access.

Not eligible if: You won't be able to join this study if you: are enrolled in another ART-related research study, are a member of an iTech Youth Advisory Board, or if you participated in a previous focus group about this study.

Number of Visits

    » 3 In person visit(s)

    At each visit, we'll ask you to: fill out surveys, provide a urine sample, maybe provide a blood sample (depending on the last time you had a VL done)

    » 2 Remote visit(s)

    One online survey and maybe an online interview

Participation Period

11 months


up to $170 for completing all study activities. Participants may earn additional compensation for referring friends to the study or for completing an optional interview half way through the study.

By clicking I am interested, your contact information will be sent to the researcher/study coordinator for this study. The coordinator will respond by email with additional information on how to proceed.