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October 1, 2019 - Reporting from the Field: Milestones for Four Research Studies

Four youth HIV/AIDS prevention and care studies are conducted through the ATN Coordinating Center, which is located at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. (See more about the Coordinating Center, which is known to National Institutes of Health researchers as its activity code, "U24," here.)

These four studies have recently completed milestones in their research plans:

Consent 2.0

Consent 2.0 (ATN 150) completed participant enrollment of adolescents and parents, as well as data collection on September 15. The study team will examine the perspectives of young people and their parents on the consent process for hypothetical biomedical HIV prevention trials, especially on the adolescents’ willingness to participate and the parents’ willingness to support the decision of the adolescent.

See more about Consent 2.0 here.

Team from Consent 2.0

Planning 4 PrEP

(ATN 155) Planning 4 PrEP’s Phase II Study B, a cohort study, went into the field September 16 to evaluate PrEP implementation for women in the south at Title X-funded family planning clinics.

Watch a video where Planning 4 PrEP’s co-investigators describe the study’s goals here.

Click here to view a video about Planning 4 PrEP.



TERA (Triggered, Escalating, Real-Time Adherence) (ATN 152) will reach the end of its participant enrollment period in late September 2019. Participants, who are youth living with HIV ages 13-24, will be followed for 48 weeks. Follow-up data collection will continue through September 30, 2020.

See more about the TERA study and its test of a ‘boot camp’ approach to HIV medical adherence here.

People on the TERA team


Work 2 Prevent

Work 2 Prevent (ATN 151) completed Phase 3 enrollment on September 12. The study is designed to examine how increased economic stability and decreased risk behavior could help prevent HIV in young men who have sex with men and young transgender women of color. Phase 3 follow-up data collection will end December 19, 2019.

Watch a video featuring a few of the people working on Work 2 Prevent here.


Click here to view a video about Work 2 Prevent.