The SMILE Study is an NIH-funded R01 longitudinal cohort study in Brazil, Kenya, and Vietnam that seeks to estimate prevalence of mental health symptomatology among SGMs by country and SGM identity group, identify cultural, contextual, interpersonal, and individual determinants of mental health over time, and determine SGMs' mental health intervention preferences through discrete choice experiments.
The Wellbeing of Sexual and Gender Minorities seeks to learn about the lives and experiences of sexual and gender minorities (SGM) living in four countries: Cambodia, India, Kenya, and Brazil. This pilot will help to better examine the effect of international, national and local policies and care practices regarding SGM on: stigma, discrimination, mental health, including symptoms of depression, anxiety and suicidality; physical health; and health care seeking practices. The findings from this study will allow the research team to apply for a 5-year longitudinal grant that will test the hypothesized associations and thereby identify areas for potential intervention strengthening.
This study is conducting an online survey to 1) assess mental health outcomes among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Chongqing, China; 2) determine factors associated with mental health outcomes; and 3) assess use of existing mental health services and preferences for new mental health services.
This multi-site study tests the efficacy of Epic Allies, a mobile phone application (app) that utilizes game mechanics and social networking features to improve engagement in care, anti-retroviral therapy (ART) uptake, ART adherence and viral suppression rates among HIV+ young men who have sex with men (YMSM).
This study will further refine and enhance Tough Talks, a virtual reality disclosure intervention for HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, and develop a full-feature version to test via a multi-site study.
This study assesses how young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) are utilizing an online social support platform to address the multiple stigmas they face in their daily lives.
This study will refine and test the efficacy of a mobile phone app that uses social networking and game mechanics to improve PrEP adherence among young men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW).
This study is developing a virtual reality intervention to increase HIV testing uptake among adolescent men who have sex with men (MSM) by providing realistic character-driven scenarios that allow youth to actively experience the HIV testing process.