Multiple Principal Investigators
Matthew Mimiaga, ScD, MPH
Robert Garofalo, M.D., MPH (Northwestern University/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Grant Number: R01MH094323-02
The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a uniquely targeted HIV risk reduction intervention for young transgender women (YTW), ages 16 to 24, at risk for HIV acquisition or transmission. We will enroll 375 at risk YTW, ages 16-24; two-fifths of the sample (N=150) randomized to the intervention will participate in the 6-session group-based and manualized Life Skills intervention; two-fifths (N=150) will be randomized to the standard-of-care condition; and one- fifth will be randomized to the time-matched attention control condition (N=75) and receive standard health promotion information in a group-based multi-session format.