Smart Linkage-to-HIV Care Via a Smartphone App (SmartLtC)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02756949|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 29, 2016
Results First Posted : October 24, 2019
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|HIV Infections Viral Load Patient Compliance Antiretroviral Therapy Cell Phone||Other: Smartphone application Device: Smartphone||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||353 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Do Smartphones Increase Linkage to and Retention in Care in Newly Diagnosed HIV-positive Patients in Johannesburg, South Africa: A Multisite Randomised Controlled Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2017|
Experimental: Smartphone-enabled app for linkage to care
Participants in this arm are randomised to receive the smartphone application which provides direct access to HIV-related laboratory test results.
Other: Smartphone application
Laboratory result data will be presented in the app with simple explanations on every screen. English and Zulu languages will be offered in the same app and written at a grade 4 reading level (as per WHO guidelines on literacy). Laboratory results will be supplemented with informative and relevant information explaining the result that has been shown and the recommended action for the patient to take. Patients will also be able to view additional HIV-related information and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) through the app.
No Intervention: Standard of care
Participants in this arm are randomised to receive standard of care services.
- Linkage to HIV Care (Indicated by a HIV-related Laboratory Blood Test Within 8 Months) [ Time Frame: Recruitment +8 months ]To test whether linkage to HIV care is improved by providing new HIV clients with access to a smartphone-enabled application (app) when compared to standard of care around 6 months post-diagnosis.
- Linkage to HIV Care Among Young People (Indicated by a HIV-related Laboratory Blood Test Within 8 Months) [ Time Frame: Recruitment +8 months ]To test whether among individuals aged 18-30 years linkage to HIV care is improved by providing new HIV clients with access to a smartphone-enabled application (app) when compared to standard of care around 6 months post-diagnosis.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02756949
|Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute|
|Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, 2001|
|Study Director:||Francois Venter, Prof||Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute|