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HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) 915

HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) 915

Initiatives -
The objective of the study was to pilot the use of a mobile phone messaging application outside of the clinic setting to collect the type of sexual activity data which would be useful within preventive HIV vaccine trials. In this paper we describe the mobile phone responses and in-clinic paper-and-pencil based responses to sexual risk questionnaires, and correlate the difference in reporting sexual and behavioral risk data collected via two different methods: traditional in-clinic paper-based and more novel mobile-phone based questionnaires. 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
2018
End Year
2018
Funding
The study was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) U.S. Public Health Service Grants UM1 AI068614 [LOC: HIV Vaccine Trials Network], UM1 AI068635 [SDMC: HIV Vaccine Trials Network], UM1 AI068618 [HVTN Laboratory Center] and UM1 AI069453 [Blinded for peer review]. [Blinded for peer review] received a Thuthuka post PhD funding award (2014–2016) from the South African National Research Foundation (NRF).

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Dietrich JJ, Lazarus E, Andrasik M, et al. Mobile Phone Questionnaires for Sexual Risk Data Collection Among Young Women in Soweto, South Africa. AIDS Behav. 2018;22(7):2312‐2321. doi:10.1007/s10461-018-2080-y

PUBMED 29594618

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
50
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

HVTN 915 was a prospective cohort study of 50 adult women in Soweto, who completed daily mobile phone, and eight interviewer-administered in-clinic questionnaires over 12 weeks to assess sexual risk
Selection Criteria
Gender
women
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • South Africa
Territory
Soweto
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
50
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
For each participant, data were collected on sexual frequency and condom use using a mobile phone application and a site-administrated questionnaire during a planned series of clinic visits.
Start Date
2018
End Date
2018
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone
    • Smartphone apps