HIV intervention efficacy based on location

August 28, 2020

A new study, published in JAMA Network Open, investigated the efficacy of the Healthy Choices intervention when delivered in HIV clinics and remotely.

The Healthy Choices intervention has proven to be effective in managing HIV, but little research had been done on whether results differed based on location. The study investigators ran a randomized, clinical trial from November 2014 to January 2018 and the sample was 183 adolescents with HIV, aged 16 to 24 years.

According to an article from our sister publication, Contemporary Pediatrics, findings suggested that the clinic setting improved the trajectory of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) scores and performed better than home-based delivery with viral suppression.

For further details, read the full article.