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October 2, 2019 - New Publication: The Innovative Methods Used in ATN Studies

Sylvie Naar
       Sylvie Naar

An overview of the translational research designs used within the ATN is presented in a new publication, "Improving the Youth HIV Prevention and Care Cascades: Innovative Designs in the Adolescent Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions." The article was published in the journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs this month. 

"This article describes innovative methods utilized across ATN studies," Dr. Sylvie Naar, lead author and Scale It Up Principal Investigator, said. "The article places the ATN at the forefront of methods for translational behavioral science while increasing the rigor of the adolescent HIV research agenda."

"The current ATN research portfolio includes a wide array of innovative trials," Dr. Michael Hudgens, a study author and Principal Investigator at the ATN's Coordinating Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, said. "This paper presents an overview of the different trial designs being employed within the network which enable the ATN to efficiently and effectively improve the youth HIV prevention and care continua."

See the article's listing on PubMed here.


Other Recent Publications with ATN Data

Bonett S, Connochie D, Golinkoff JM, Horvath KJ, Bauermeister JA. Paradata Analysis of an eHealth HIV Testing Intervention for Young Men Who Have Sex With Men. AIDS Educ Prev. 2018;30(5):434–447.

Parsons JT, Starks T, Gurung S, Cain D, Marmo J, Naar S. Clinic-Based Delivery of the Young Men’s Health Project (YMHP) Targeting HIV Risk Reduction and Substance Use Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: Protocol for a Type 2, Hybrid Implementation-Effectiveness Trial. JMIR Res Protoc 2019;8(5):e11184. 

Siegler AJ, Brock JB, Hurt CB, Ahlschlager L, Dominguez K, Kelley CF, Jenness SM, Wilde G, Jameson SB, Bailey-Herring G, Mena LA. An Electronic Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Initiation and Maintenance Home Care System for Nonurban Young Men Who Have Sex With Men: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Jun 10;8(6):e13982.

Shannon CL, Keizur EM, Fehrenbacher A, Ramos W, Koussa M, Fournier J, Lee SJ, Patel D, Akabike WN, Abdalian SE, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Klausner JD; Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) CARES Team. Sexually transmitted infection positivity among adolescents with or at high-risk for human immunodeficiency virus-infection in Los Angeles and New Orleans. Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Aug 23. 

Starks TJ, Feldstein Ewing SW, Lovejoy T, Gurung S, Cain D, Fan CA, Naar S, Parsons JT. Adolescent Male Couples-Based HIV Testing Intervention (We Test): Protocol for a Type 1, Hybrid Implementation-Effectiveness Trial. JMIR Res Protoc 2019;8(6):e11186.

Swendeman D, Arnold EM, Harris D, Fournier J, Comulada WS, Reback C, Koussa M, Ocasio M, Lee SJ, Kozina L, Fernández MI, Rotheram MJ, Adolescent Medicine Trials Network (ATN) CARES Team. Text-Messaging, Online Peer Support Group, and Coaching Strategies to Optimize the HIV Prevention Continuum for Youth: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc 2019;8(8):e11165