$210,871 Federal Study Uses Smartphones to Stop Spread of HIV among Gay Men – in Romania

Melanie Hunter
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The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $210,871 grant to Hunter College “to employ mobile health (mHealth) technologies to reduce the spread of HIV among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Central Eastern European country of Romania.”

The study will be the first of its kind to “culturally tailor and evaluate” the use of “an mHealth intervention” to reduce “HIV risk behavior among Romanian MSM.”

If it proves effective, the project will be “replicated in similar international communities to provide easily accessible HIV prevention support where stigma and lack of resources contribute to the spread of HIV among MSM,” according to the project’s public health relevance statement.

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