Program Summary

Program Summary

The purpose of this FOA is to identify effective internet-based strategies to provide HIV testing to black and Hispanic/Latino MSM. This FOA builds upon recent evidence that suggests racial and ethnic minority MSM can be reached through the internet when targeted approaches are used (i.e., specific website selection and tailored message content, images, and design) (6, 9). The goals of the FOA are: (1) to develop and evaluate culturally-appropriate internet-based recruitment strategies for engaging black and Hispanic/Latino MSM in HIV testing, (2) to determine which recruitment strategy is the most effective in providing HIV testing (persons tested per baseline assessment completed) and identifying newly diagnosed men, (3) to determine the most cost effective recruitment strategy for providing HIV testing (cost per person tested for HIV), and (4) to evaluate which recruitment strategy results in the greatest linkage to HIV-related prevention or treatment services for HIV-negative and HIV-positive men, respectively.

Application Limits

Application Limits

One per institution

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
December 1, 2016
UIC Internal Competition
N/A
Sponsor Letter of Intent
December 14, 2016
Sponsor Application
January 17, 2017

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.