ResearchProjects

Increasing HIV Testing in Urban Emergency Departments Via Mobile Technology
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: July 2014 - June 2018
Principal Investigator: Aronson, Ian
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Emergency departments in high volume urban hospitals offer important points of contact for many of those at greatest risk for HIV. Unfortunately, when emergency department patients are offered routine HIV testing, most decline. This study developed and evaluated the acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy of a mobile computer-based video intervention designed to increase HIV test rates among patients in emergency departments. An important health priority is not only to offer HIV testing to more patients but to increase testing rates. This research will contribute critical information toward achieving this goal.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Related Publications
Aronson ID, Zhang JR, Rajan S (2021).
The importance of content and choice in a technology-based intervention to increase HIV testing
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education [Epub 2021 Apr 23]. doi: 10.1080/14635240.2021.1918568.

Aronson ID, Cleland CM, Rajan S, Marsch LA, Bania TC (2020).
Computer-based substance use reporting and acceptance of HIV testing among emergency department patients
AIDS and Behavior, 24 (2), 475-483. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02517-5. PMCID: PMC6824975.

Aronson ID, Guarino H, Bennett AS, Marsch LA, Gwadz M, Cleland CM, Damschroder L, Bania TC (2017).
Staff perspectives on a tablet-based intervention to increase HIV testing in a high volume, urban emergency department
Frontiers in Public Health, 5, 170. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00170. PMCID: PMC5504145.

Aronson ID, Cleland CM, Perlman DC, Rajan S, Sun W, Bania TC (2016).
Feasibility of a computer-based intervention addressing barriers to HIV testing among young patients who decline tests at triage
Journal of Health Communication, 21 (9), 1039-1045. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2016.1204382. PMCID: PMC5030062.

Aronson ID, Cleland CM, Perlman DC, Rajan S, Sun W, Ferraris C, Mayer J, Ferris DC, Bania TC (2016).
Mobile screening to identify and follow-up with high risk, HIV negative youth
Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, 5 (1), 9-18. doi: 10.7309/jmtm.5.1.3. PMCID: PMC4838398.

RELATED FACT SHEETS
Technology in HIV Prevention
June 2016