HOTIE Study: HIV Oral Testing Infographic Experiment
Funded by: Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) via Yale CIRA
Project dates: July 2017 - May 2020
Principal Investigator: Ramos, S. Raquel

This study developed and tested an integrated HIV self-testing strategy that utilized a simplicity-model approach to determine the essential components necessary to present HIV self-testing instructions in a meaningful, relevant, and comprehensible way. The results of this study have the potential to inform recommendations regarding how HIV in-home testing materials are worded, or visually presented, to break literacy and language barriers that affect the accuracy and utilization of self-testing.

Related Publications
Ramos SR, Lardier DT, Bond KT, Boyd DT, O'Hare OM, Nelson LE, Guthrie BJ, Kershaw T (2021).
Participatory design of a web-based HIV oral self-testing infographic experiment (HOTIE) for emerging adult sexual minority men of color: A mixed methods randomized control trial
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (22), 11881. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182211881. PMCID: PMC8618392.