Individual Study / Curran et al.; AIDS Behav. 2013

Daily Short Message Service Surveys to Measure Sexual Behavior and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use Among Kenyan Men and Women

Daily Short Message Service Surveys to Measure Sexual Behavior and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use Among Kenyan Men and Women

Initiatives -
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a novel HIV prevention strategy which requires high adherence. The study tested the use of daily short message service (i.e., SMS/text message) surveys to measure sexual behavior and PrEP adherence in Kenya. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2011
End Year
2008
Funding
The National Institutes of Health (R21 NR012663) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Grant OPP47674) provided financial support for this study. KC was a scholar in the International AIDS Research and Training Program, supported by the Fogarty International Center (D43 TW000007), and in the University of Washington STD/AIDS Research Training Program (T32 AI007140).

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Curran K, Mugo NR, Kurth A, et al. Daily short message service surveys to measure sexual behavior and pre-exposure prophylaxis use among Kenyan men and women. AIDS Behav. 2013;17(9):2977‐2985. doi:10.1007/s10461-013-0510-4

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
96
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Ninety-six HIV-uninfected adult individuals, taking daily oral PrEP in a clinical trial, received daily SMS surveys for 60 days.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Kenya
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • HIV-uninfected adult

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
96
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
At enrollment, after eligibility was confirmed and participants were trained on SMS study questions and procedures, participants selected a time for survey delivery (8:00, 12:00, or 20:00), language (English, Kiswahili, or Kikuyu), and an alpha or numeric password <8 digits. Participants then completed a practice survey on their phone. Surveys were automated to send daily for 60 days.
Start Date
2011-12
End Date
2012-04
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone
    • Smartphone