Mobile Intervention Kit to Increase HIV/HCV Testing and Overdose Prevention Training
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: May 2016 - October 2017
Principal Investigator: Aronson Ian

Many people who inject drugs do not receive adequate information regarding overdose prevention and response training, or about HIV or hepatitis C testing and prevention. This project developed a Mobile Intervention Kit to deliver video-based training on tablet computers. An easy to use menu was configured on each tablet to present brief modules on overdose prevention and response, the proper use of naloxone, HIV and HCV prevention, and the specifics of HIV and HCV test processes. Modules could be viewed individually, or in any combination. The Mobile Intervention Kit has been developed so that new content modules addressing additional important behavioral health issues can be readily added. The Mobile Intervention Kit addresses an unmet need for services among people who inject drugs by providing an accurate, high-fidelity, cost-effective method for delivering training in community and clinical settings.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Related Publications
Aronson ID, Bennett A, Marsch LA, Bania TC (2017).
Mobile technology to increase HIV/HCV testing and overdose prevention/response among people who inject drugs
Frontiers in Public Health, 5, 217. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00217. PMCID: PMC5572321.