Project Tech Support

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An innovative new text messaging intervention tailored specifically for meth users.

METHAMPHETAMINE (METH) is a powerful stimulant often used by men who have sex with men (MSM) to intensify sexual interactions. Meth use among MSM has been associated with HIV infection and other STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), largely as a result of high-risk sexual behaviors engaged in while on the drug.

Meth use rates are as much as 20 times higher among MSM when compared to the general population, and even higher among young gay and bisexual men.


Meth use rates are as much as 20 times higher among men who have sex with men (MSM) when compared to the general population, and even higher among young gay and bisexual men.


Project Tech Support is an innovative new text messaging intervention tailored specifically for MSM meth users. Participants will be randomized into 1 of 3 conditions for an 8-week text messaging intervention. The intervention uses a harm reduction approach to support MSM who use meth make healthy choices regarding their sexual risks and drug use.

Participants in the study may earn up to $310 in gift cards and will complete an initial assessment, brief monthly updates, and four follow-up assessments all at the study site in Hollywood.

Individuals interested in learning more about the study are encouraged to text or call 323-793-4174 for more information, or send an email message to info@projecttechsupport.org.

 

Project Tech Support is a study of Friends Community Center, the Hollywood-based community site and division of Friends Research Institute, Inc., in collaboration with UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services. The study is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.