The purpose of this FOA is to develop and test a brief mobile messaging (e.g., texting, App) HIV prevention intervention for sexually-active (i.e., had sex with a man in the prior 12 months) gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and will consist of multi-component messages about new and emerging HIV risk-reduction information delivered over a three-month period of time. Proposed messaging content, format, frequency, and delivery should reflect the state of the scientific literature at the time of application submission. The FOA study will consist of formative research and experimental Randomized Control Trial (RCT) phases conducted in three geographically diverse United States (US) cities with high HIV incidence or diagnoses, including one, but no more than one, city located in the South (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia). The 2-arm RCT will include randomization of participants to intervention or delayed intervention arms. Assessments will occur at baseline, and three and six-month post-intervention time points.
UIC is limited to one submission.
|UIC Letter of Intent||
January 6, 2015
|UIC Internal Competition||
|Sponsor Letter of Intent||
February 16, 2015
March 16, 2015
Letter of Intent
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.